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Yaki's Mural

In this Story Corner from Teaching Tolerance Magazine, Yaki is nervous about making friends at her new school but finds a way to share her culture and art with her new class by creating a class mural.
by
Alexandra Melnick
Grade Level
3-5
Subject
History
Geography
Social Justice Domain
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Miami by Fujian

Mariel visits her birthplace in China with her adopted parents. Although she struggles to fit in at times in her school in Miami, visiting her old orphanage helps her learn about where she comes from and opens her eyes to how lucky she is.
by
David Kwee
Grade Level
3-5
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Justice Domain
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Literature

Gloria and Rosa Make Beautiful Music

Two friends who attend different schools in the same community learn that one of their schools has no instruments for their music program, while the other has multiple different kinds. They use their friendship and musical abilities to confront this inequity and try to bring about change.
by
Cynthia Levinson
Grade Level
Subject
Civics
Economics
Social Justice Domain
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My Name was Hussein

Hussein, the narrator of My Name Was Hussein, lives in Bulgaria. His Muslim family takes great pride in their religion and traditions. But soldiers soon arrive in their village and force all of the Muslims to adopt Christian names, thereby inhibiting their freedom and identities.
by
Hristo Kyuchukov
Grade Level
Subject
Civics
History
Economics
Geography
Social Justice Domain
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