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The Story of Suzie King Taylor

Doreen Rappaport tells the story of a young Suzie King Taylor and her brother who attended a secret school for black children in Georgia in the mid-1800s. Later on, Taylor would become the first black woman to teach openly in a freedmen's school.
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Doreen Rappaport
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Civics
History
Social Justice Domain
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Literature

The Fiery Tail: A Chinese Tale of True Beauty

A blue peacock flies high in the night sky. Two people watch from their window.
The Peacock Fairy needs to choose an apprentice, but all of the peacocks look alike. To stand out, most of them decide to add things to their feathers, but the Little Peacock doesn't follow suit, and his actions succeed in catching the Peacock Fairy's attention.
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Hua Long
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Subject
Civics
Social Justice Domain
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Literature

The Emerald Lizard: A Guatemalan Tale of Helping Others

A bright green lizard with a long, swirly tail and green spots.
Brother Pedro meets Juan on a dusty road and sees that the man is very troubled. The priest helps Juan secure medicine for his sick wife. After many years, a prosperous and happy Juan returns to Brother Pedro to help him, yet it is Pedro who shows Juan another miracle.
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Pleasant L. DeSpain
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Subject
Civics
Social Justice Domain
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Literature

Supriya's Bowl: A Buddhist Tale of Giving

A young girl with bowls full of food.
This story speaks of the importance of giving. When hard times fall on his land, Buddha reaches out to the wealthy, asking them to help feed the poor. The rich people grumble and refuse until a young, well-to-do girl steps forward and offers to take her bowl from house-to-house to be filled for those less fortunate than herself. Supriya succeeds and many in the land fill her bowl and their own to give to the poor.
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Uma Krishnaswami
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Subject
Civics
Economics
Social Justice Domain
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Literature

Eat, My Fine Coat!

Three people wearing fancy clothes.
Which are you more likely to notice: a person’s character or his or her clothing? Hoca has a witty response when the latter is true at a dinner he attends after a day of hard work.
Grade Level
Barbara Walker
Topic
Social Justice Domain