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Woman Warrior

Brittany Iron competes in the Crow Nation’s Ultimate Warrior Challenge. The Challenge spurs her to master canoeing, running, and riding. The race teaches the Native values of commitment and perseverance. To participate, she has to commit to abstain from drugs and alcohol. The Crow are reimagining what it means to be a warrior. They are now drawing on traditional rituals to combat the effects of centuries of stigma and trauma, and to rebuild the tribe’s sense of pride and purpose.
by
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Grade Level
3-5
Subject
History
Social Justice Domain
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Shifting Gender, Securing Acceptance

“Nineteen-year-old Israel Moncado spent his childhood being shuffled from one foster care setting to the next. After years of untreated gender dysphoria, and the bouts of self-harm and social isolation that often result from stigma, Israel visits his first LGBT center and discovers he’s not alone. When he finds a safe space in a transgender community, Israel begins to embrace his identity.”
by
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Grade Level
3-5
Subject
History
Social Justice Domain
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Literature

SWOOSH!

In this story, Hani faces the decision of removing her hijab in order to play in a basketball tournament or sitting on the bench and watching the game. With the support of her teammates, she stands up to injustice and makes an important decision.
by
Ann Malaspina
Grade Level
Subject
Civics
Social Justice Domain
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Storm

In this story, the parents of three children decide not to tell people the gender of the third child in an effort to avoid promoting stereotypes. Instead, they allow the child to be a person rather than a pretty girl who wears pink or a strong boy who wears blue.
by
Tamera Bryant
Grade Level
Subject
Civics
Social Justice Domain
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Families Like Mine: Children of Gay Parents Tell It Like It Is

In her nonfiction book, Abigail Garner demystifies the coming out process for LGBT parents and children using their voices and experiences. This excerpt focuses on the impact of coming out in the school environment with teachers, peers, and other parents.
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Abigail Garner
Grade Level
Social Justice Domain