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SWOOSH!

swoosh illustration
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
TEXT
Multimedia

Family Restaurant

In this film, the debates surrounding same-sex marriage are illustrated when a ketchup bottle wants to be with a mustard bottle. Picky, the toothpick dispenser, resists such an idea because it flies in the face of tradition.
Grade Level
Andrea James
Social Justice Domain
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Literature

Sometimes

Toby and Clemmie love each other very much. Sometimes Clemmie has to go to the hospital though, and it can be scary. Luckily, Toby and Clemmie know how to make the best out of every situation—even ones that involve a trip to the hospital.
Grade Level
K-2
Rebecca Elliott
Topic
Social Justice Domain
TEXT
Informational

Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders Image
The freedom riders, black and white, joined together to effect change. Traveling across the South while enduring ridicule and pain, they helped ensure that doors were open to all people, regardless of skin color.
Grade Level
Rhonda Brownstein
Subject
Civics
History
Social Justice Domain
TEXT
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.
Grade Level
Hua Long
Topic
Subject
Civics
Social Justice Domain
TEXT
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.
Grade Level
Pleasant L. DeSpain
Topic
Subject
Civics
Social Justice Domain