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Yaki's Mural

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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.
Grade Level
3-5
Alexandra Melnick
Subject
History
Geography
Social Justice Domain
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Literature

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.
Grade Level
3-5
David Kwee
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Justice Domain
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Informational

Julia Moves to the United States

Teaching Tolerance illustration of young gilr with colorful hair moving to the cold big city
Sean McCollum gives an account of writer Julia Alvarez's move to the United States from the Dominican Republic as a young girl. Although Alvarez struggled to fit in in this unfamiliar place, she finally found a comfortable niche in her writing.
Grade Level
Sean McCollum
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Subject
History
Geography
Social Justice Domain
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Literature

La Linea

In their trek from Mexico to the U.S. border, this young group is reminded that dangers lurk beneath them and hang over their heads every day and every night.
Grade Level
Ann Jaramillo
Topic
Social Justice Domain
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Literature

We Live By What We See at Night

In this poem, the speaker addresses his father, recalling for him the lush Puerto Rican landscape that he grew up in. Now, this green can be seen only in his father's dreams.
Grade Level
Martin Espada
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Subject
Geography
Social Justice Domain