Books that Teach Children About Diversity and Tolerance
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My Princess Boy
By Cheryl Kilodavis (Aladdin)
The title character likes the color pink, sparkly dresses, and ballet tutus. And while some people just don't get the princess boy, his family and friends provide the love and respect he deserves. Originally written to explain to teachers and fellow students the uniqueness of the author's own son, Dyson, this story will capture the hearts of anyone (of any age!) who has ever felt left out just because they're different. ($14.99; ages 3-6)
The Sneetches and Other Stories (a classic!)
By Dr. Seuss (Random House)
The timeless story of the Star-Bellied Sneetches and the Plain-Bellied Sneetches has not wearied with time, and the subtle message of how foolish it can be to subscribe to stereotypes - well, in singular Seussian style, is made charming and fun. It's one for the ages. ($12.95; ages 5 and up)
Also see: How to Teach Tolerance to Your Children
How to Raise a Generous and Appreciative Child