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Respect Booklist

Books Which Teach Children What Respect Means and How to Show Respect for Oneself and Others


All of these books can be found at your Thunder Bay Public Library



Can We Get Along? Dealing With Differences by John Burstein

Learning to tolerate different opinions, perspectives, and beliefs is vital
to a healthy society. This book helps students understand the need
and importance for tolerance, and the steps they can take to
increase peace in their lives and in the world.


Dealing With Differences by Susan Martineau

Everyone is different -- Don't judge too soon -- Be yourself! -- Football
for everyone – Dealing with racism -- Understanding each other --
What do you believe? -- Try something different -- I can do that! --
Respecting older people -- Welcoming new people -- Friends across the
world -- Celebrating differences



Good-Bye Bully Machine by
Debbie Fox

Kids learn what bullying is, why it hurts, and what they can do to end it with this fresh,
compelling book including contemporary collage art, lively layout, and straightforward text.



Hands Around the World: 365 Creative Ways to Build Cultural Awareness & Global Respect  by Susan Milord

    Presents a variety of games and other activities to promote awareness
    and appreciation of different cultures around the world.


How to Deal With Discrimination by Rachel Lynette

What is discrimination? -- Different kinds of discrimination -- Why do people
discriminate? -- Treating people fairly -- Being discriminated against --
Discriminating against others -- Another point of view --  Learning about differences --
More alike than different -- Celebrating differences



How to Deal With Insults  by Julie Fiedler

What is an insult? -- Insults hurt -- Self-esteem -- Did someone insult you? -- Do you insult
others? -- Apologizing -- Talking it out -- Taking a break -- Walking away -- No more insults.



I’m Like You, You’re Like Me by Cindy Gainer

In this colorful, inviting book, kids from preschool to lower elementary learn about diversity in
terms they can understand: hair that's straight or curly, families with many people or few,
bodies that are big or small. This book helps kids appreciate the ways they are alike and
affirms their individual differences.



Many Ways: How Families Practice Their Beliefs and Religions by Shelley Rotner

Explore how children from around the world practice their religious beliefs. Looking at the rich
diversity as well as the underlying similarities of a variety of spiritual traditions,
young readers understand that,although the world's religions have  many differences,
 their primary goals are the same - Love and care for one another.



Respect  by Lucia Raatma

This book for young children describes respect as a virtue and suggests ways in which children
can recognize and practice being respectful such as considering others' feelings.


Respecting Others by Susan Martineau

Explains the importance of respecting others' feelings, speaking politely,
and listening to other people's point of view.



The Skin I’m In: A First Look at Racism by Pat Thomas

Racial discrimination is cruel-and especially so to younger children. This title encourages kids
to accept and be comfortable with differences of skin color and other racial characteristics
among their friends
and in themselves



by Kimberley Jane Pryor

Values -- Tolerance -- Tolerant people -- Being tolerant of family -- Being tolerant of friends --
Being tolerant of neighbours -- Ways to be tolerant -- Being aware of others -- Respecting
different kinds of families -- Accepting other cultures -- Including others -- Learning from
others -- Being patient -- Personal set of values.


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