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SWOOSH!

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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.
Grade Level
Ann Malaspina
Subject
Civics
Social Justice Domain
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Storm

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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.
Grade Level
Tamera Bryant
Subject
Civics
Social Justice Domain
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Literature

The Misfits

In this excerpt, the reader meets two characters from The Misfits: Addie, a girl who is exceptionally tall and smart for a middle schooler and Joe, who is creative and feminine in a way that makes his peers nervous.
Grade Level
James Howe
Social Justice Domain
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Informational

Parent Power: Raising Kate

This article details one parent's experience with a trasngender child. Although born a boy, Matthiessen's son, Ben, started talking about being a girl at the age of 4. Matthiessen discusses the obstacles and uncertainties she and her family faced as they helped Ben make the transition to Kate.
Grade Level
Connie Matthiessen
Subject
Geography
Social Justice Domain
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Literature

10,000 Dresses

Every night Bailey dreams about dresses, but each day his mother, father, and brother remind him that he is a boy and dresses aren't for him. Finally, he finds a friend who embraces both his love for dresses and the individual he feels he is inside.
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Marcus Ewert
Social Justice Domain