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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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Jerrie Mock

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Tamera Bryant relays the story of Jerrie Mock and her dream to fly an airplane around the world. In spite of naysayers, including her family, who tried to remind her that girls grow up to be wives and mothers, Jerrie followed her dream and became the first woman to fly an airplane around the world.
Grade Level
K-2
Tamera Bryant
Subject
History
Social Justice Domain
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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.
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Sean McCollum
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History
Geography
Social Justice Domain
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Zahrah’s Hijab

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As a young Muslim girl, Zahrah wore her hijab to school on what is considered to be the most important day of the weekin Islam—Friday. Not everyone at Zahrah's school understands her religious traditions, but a visit from her mom changes this.
Grade Level
Sean McCollum
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Subject
Civics
Social Justice Domain
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Literature

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.
Grade Level
Hristo Kyuchukov
Subject
Civics
History
Economics
Geography
Social Justice Domain