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Anderson, Beth
One hundred years before Rosa Parks took her stand, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jennings tried to board a streetcar in New York City on her way to church. Though there were plenty of empty seats, she was denied entry, assaulted, and threatened all because of her race -- even though New York was a free state at that time. Lizzie decided to fight back. She told her story, took her case to court -- where future president Chester Arthur represented her -- and won! Her victory was the first recorded in the fight for equal rights on public transportation, and Lizzie's case set a precedent.

Say, Allen
Bob shares the life story of his Uncle Jim, a deaf artist with immense talent and determination to find ways to communicate. During his childhood, Uncle Jim’s parents were unsupportive of his passion for art and they sent him to the Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind with his sister. Bob never learned to speak, read, write, or use sign language. Ultimately, Bob went to art school where he shared his Uncle Jim’s work which was displayed in a gallery and sold to the public.

Kudler, David
Saohiko, Kenji, and their mother take a trip into town, to the market to sell their crafts and goods. They come across the famous Shrine of the Seven Gods of Luck.

Honey, Elizabeth
Mr. Yilmaz helps a young boy Tom to plant daffodils. The two garden together and watch over the pot of daffodils. A dog knocks over the pot and the two work to replant the daffodil. The daffodil finally blooms.


Hughes, Shirley
This version of the Cinderella story takes place in a dressmakers shop. Mr. Cinders and his daughter Ella run the shop. Ellaメs father remarries a wicked woman, and she and her daughters take over the household. A ball is announced and Ella desperately wants to go. Her fairy godmother sends her in a beautiful gown and the duke falls in love with her. Ella, however, denies the Duke and admits her love for Buttons, who has helped her and her father in the shop.

DeRolf, Shane
While walking through a toy store, a little girl overhears a box of crayons arguing. Yellow and green don't like red and no one likes orange, but for no apparent reason. After buying the box of crayons, she takes them home and begins to draw a picture. Using every color in the box, the little girl created a picture. As she completed her drawing and began to walk away, she heard the crayons resolve their hatred and realize the beauty they make when they all work together.

Ford, Juwanda G.
Solomon enjoys hanging out at his neighborhood barbershop because he feels at home and comfortable there. He gets along great with his barber, Alton. Solomon scored in his basketball game so he recieved a free haircut from Alton.

Bower, Tamara
The land of Khor was a peaceful place free of men, in which woman could live side by side in harmony. One day, Pedikhous, of Egpyt decides to test the strength of the women through various attacks. To his surprise the women are stronger and more determined than he ever imagined. Instead of fighting against them, de decides to live in peace and love beside them.

Lattimore, Deborah Nourse
When Madame Pompenstane leans over at the beach to gather shells, she does not notice that a tiny ship sails onto her head. Later at the Fancy Dress Ball, she is pleased to win the prize for the Best Headdress.

Manalang, Dan
What do a grumpy grape, a pompous pineapple, and a humble coconut have in common? The answer is revealed in this charming rhyme that addresses the sensitive subject of prejudice.

Heling, K. & Hembrook, D.
Rosa goes to elaborate and comical lengths to have freckles like Abby. She realizes she might have something that is just as desirable as the longed-for freckles. Rosa gains appreciation for her own uniqueness.

Bauer, Marion Dane
The dull, cold winter is transformed by the marvel of snow. Children are taken on a journey where they learn how snowflakes are formed, the amazing purposes that snow serves, and the enjoyable activities that they can participate in with snow.

Blance, Ellen // Cook, Ann
Monster and the little boy are cleaning the house when the little boy sees a lady monster outside. Monster is happy and freshens up before asking the lady monster if he can play with her. The two monsters play together and fall in love.

Wolff, Patricia
Santa is determined to become a new and improved Santa. He changes his hair, loses weight, and changes his clothing style. The children are not happy with his changes; they want the old Santa back.

Katz, Karen
Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy New Year! A Chinese child is getting ready for the Chinese New Year by decorating the walls with red, making an alter to honor ancestors, getting a new dress to wear, and getting a haircut to start the new year off fresh and new. They eat a New Year Eve feast for good health and enjoy the New Year parade with lion dancers, drummers, and the dragon! Then, they wish each other Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Heller, Janet Ruth
Influenced by Native American folktales, this fascinating story deals with bullying, self-confidence, and understanding the phases of the moon. After the sun insults and bullies her, the moon gets very upset and disappears - much to the chagrin of rabbits who miss their moonlight romps. With the help of her friends, the moon gains more self-confidence each day until she is back to her full size.

Mashiri, Pascal
Arijole's stepsisters are envious of her beauty. They do not want Arijole to be chosen as a wife in a nearby village, so the stepsisters turn her into a dog. When only Arijole (the dog) is left, a mother takes her home for her son to hunt. Soon they realize that Arijole is not a dog but a beautiful woman. She and Obondo are then married.

Bryan, Ashley
Colorful birds in the forest want to be like the blackbird. The blackbird teaches the other birds that each one is beautiful in its own unique way and that beauty does not come from a color.

Gershater, Phillis
Challenging stereotypical gender roles, Tiny and Bigman illustrate the unique people skills people have to help the world go around and to make a happy family. Tiny learns to use her large size, strength, and booming voice to help people in her community. Tiny falls in love with a small man who is hard of hearing. She builds their house, and he cooks and cleans.

Simmons, Dawn Langley
Three young children stay at an English castle and are fascinated by a great white owl who lives there. The owl is shot and the children help to restore its health.

Williams, Joy
A young princess is given three gifts. One of her gifts is common sense. In the beginning, Princess Bedelia saw this as insignificant, because all she needed was charm. After realizing that charm won't fight off a dragon and save her life, Bedelia values her common sense.

Hooks, Bell
A whimsical rhythm of sweet jive jumps from watercolored illustrations on different pages to portray portraits of little girls who celebrate their African American culture. Hooray for the frizzy, fuzzy, nappy, twisty hair!Hooray for the sizzling semblance and fantastic flare that shines in every hair on every head. Beauty lies everywhere.

Siebert, Diane
One of the Sierra Nevada Mountains speaks of all the life that she supports and the beauty of her fellow mountains.

Steig, William
Rotten Island is the dwelling place for horrible monsters. It is full of bad and ugly things--and one beautiful flower.

Zimelman, Nathan
When Mitsuo hoes his garden, he finds rare things in nature which he tries not to harm. All the while, his dad makes sure he's working.

Cunningham, David
Imagine the sights and sounds of summertime by a country lake. During bright mornings, hot afternoons, and clear summer nights, the lake is full of life and beauty. Watch deer drink out of the lake and listen to frogs croak with delight as summer arrives.

Merriam, Eve
A variety of natural images are shown. These images ask the reader to pause and listen to their silent beauty.

Wildsmith, Brian
Rosie becomes seriously ill after the fair leaves town. Everyone is worried until she dreams a beautiful dream about the fair and the carousel. This dream gives her the hope she needs to get well.

Wiesner, David
After falling asleep with a book, a boy dreams of a magical adventure. He travels to a kingdom, a forest, and a city where he meets animals and many characters. (A Wordless Book)

Lakin, Patricia
A young boy talks about going to watch the sunrise with his dad. He shares all the ways they can communicate with one another.

Gauch, Particia Lee
Tanya's ballet class is getting ready for their recital. Tanya is not sure why she was chosen to play the lead, after all she is only Tanya. During practices, Tanya has a hard time dancing like the ugly duckling. After the dress rehearsal, it is time for Tanya to find her character.

Moxley, Susan//Sharpe, S.
Gardener George has a wonderful garden at his house in the country. One day he goes to the city and gives the town a beautiful gift - a magical garden of beautiful flowers.

Berenzy, Alix
This is a life lesson concerning love is in the eyes of the beholder. This story show how love turned a common frog into a prince.

Gauch, Patricia Lee
Poppy is an amazing puppeteer who has the magical ability to listen to wood and carve beautiful marionettes. When he comes across the unique teakwood, Clarinda, he makes the mistake of not listening to what she wants to be. He wants her to be a ballerina, but that is not her passion. Will Poppy help this special marionette achieve her dream and allow her to blossom?

Kennedy, Richard
The princess is so beautiful that others become blinded if they look directly at her; in fact, she is even blinded by her beauty. Many princes want to marry her, but only for her beauty, not for herself. Thus, the princess must look in a surprising place to find the meaning of true love.

Wolff, Ashley
While everyone else is busy, the cat sees beautiful sights. When the cat falls asleep, Amy sees the beautiful sights, too.

Yolen, Jane
Danina's father does not want her to experience life's harshnesses or sorrows. She is surrounded only by beauty. Then, the wind comes and tells her of another world. She accepts it's challenge by setting out to discover the real world and broadening her sheltered life.

Anholt, Laurence
Sylvette is a shy young girl, until she meets Picasso. He has moved to France for the summer to work on his art. Seeing Sylvette through his window, he decides to use her as his new model. All summer they work together and become good friends. Picasso helps Sylvette unlock her secrets and artistic talent.

Asch, Frank
The child in the story describes the reciprocity between himself,herself and the earth using activities such as playing, listening and growing and emotions and relationships, such as sadness and friendship.

Lerner, Harriet//Goldhor, Susan
Franny B. Kranny loves her wild and crazy hairstyle, but her parents say that she needs to get her hair done before the family reunion. Initially she is upset, but then a bird decides to make her new hairstyle its home. Everyone, including Franny, loves the hairstyle. They want her to keep it, but Franny decide it's now time to cut it.

Reid, Margarette
A young girl and her grandma spend time together making necklaces from beads. Beads can come in all different shapes, sizes, textures, and materials. They were used by many cultures throughout time. When she puts her necklaces together she learns about each bead.

Howe, James
A little cricket is sad and wishes to be a beautiful butterfly. Through talking to an older cricket, the littlest cricket soon realized, that he too, was beautiful.

Lobel, Arnold
Many different types of flowers are shown. Within the flowers is a sleeping bee, a scared fieldmouse, and a cat chasing the mouse.

Shannon, David
The rain creates unexpected chaos one Saturday morning. The endless arguments in houses and on the street turn into disaster, until the rain finally stops.

Hyman, Robin//Hyman, Inge
One day, Casper flies all the way to town. Through a window, Casper sees Rainbow, a bright, colorful bird who lives in a cage in the city. Rainbow is afraid to leave the comfort of her cage, but Rainbow overcomes her fear and lives with Casper in the forest after Casper proves that he is a true friend.

Lobel, Arnold
A horse named Lucille is unhappy with her self-image. When the farmer's wife buys Lucille new clothes, she feels grand at first, but later she just wants to be a horse.

Gregory, Valiska
Three mythical stories told by a wise old bear help a mourning king go on with his life after his wife, the queen, dies.

Polacco, Patricia
Naomi is an Amish girl whose elders have told her that it is very important to be plain and simple. Naomi becomes very scared when her egg hatches into a fancy, little bird.

Moon, Nicola
Lucy's blind grandpa is coming to visit today, and she wants to make him a special collage. Lucy gathers many different materials to make the collage that her grandpa can see with his hands. She uses sticks and leaves to make a tree, sand to make a path, and her own hair to make a dog with fur.