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Diversity in Books: Ages 6-10

This list of book is comprised of authors and subjects that express incredibly diverse viewpoints.
 
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Great Greene Heist, The
by Varian Johnson

Jackson Greene swears he’s given up scheming. Then school bully Keith Sinclair announces he’s running for Student Council president, against Jackson’s former friend Gaby de la Cruz.

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Elijah of Buxton
by Christopher Paul Curtis
Master storyteller Christopher Paul Curtis lends his trademark humor and vibrant narrative style to the gripping tale of eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman.
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Gold Medal Winter
by Donna Freitas
Esperanza Flores is "America's Hope for the Gold!" in this sweet novel about a figure skater who gets the chance to achieve her Olympic dreams.After years of practice and competitions, of sit spins and perfect poses and thrillingly high jumps, Esperanza Flores will be skating for the United States.
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If Kids Ran the World
by Diane Dillon , Leo Dillon Illustrated by Diane Dillon , Leo Dillon

Two-time Caldecott Medalists Leo and Diane Dillon show children playfully creating a more generous, peaceful world where everyone shares with others.


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Spirit Animals: Book 2: Hunted
Series: Spirit Animals, Book #2
by Maggie Stiefvater

#1 New York Times bestseller Maggie Stiefvater continues the adventure in Book 2 of this enthralling multiplatform series.

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Most Valuable
Series: STAT, Book #5
by Amar'e Stoudemire Illustrated by Tim Jessell
Young Amar'e Stoudemire is back in the all-star basketball adventure--STAT: Standing Tall and Talented!
Amar'e's idol, Overtime Tanner plans the biggest streetball tournament every year. But when Overtime gets hurt during a basketball game, he can't make the arrangements in time.
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Iron Empire, The
Series: Infinity Ring, Book #7
by James Dashner

James Dashner returns to the New York Times bestselling series!

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Zane and the Hurricane
by Rodman Philbrick
Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick presents a gripping yet poignant novel about a 12-year-old boy and his dog who become trapped in New Orleans during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina.
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Blood Ties
Series: Spirit Animals, Book #3
by Garth Nix , Sean Williams

Erdas is a land of balance. A rare link, the spirit animal bond, bridges the human and animal worlds. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan each have this gift, and the grave responsibility that comes with it. But the Conquerors are trying to destroy this balance.

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On This Long Journey: The Journal of Jesse Smoke
by Joseph Bruchac

When the American government forces the Cherokee Nation westward, their journey becomes known as the Trail of Tears.

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Esperanza Rising
by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Esperanza thought she'd always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico — she'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, and servants. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California during the Great Depression, and to settle in a camp for Mexican farm workers.

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Samir and Yonatan
by Daniella Carmi

Samir is a young Palestinian boy who wishes for anything to happen — a bombing, an accident in the city square, anything — so that he won't have to go to the Israeli hospital to have surgery on his leg.

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Gabby Douglas
by Tori Kosara

At the 2012 London Olympics, Gabby Douglas made history, becoming the first African American to win gold in the individual all-around event. She also was a member of the Fab Five from the U.S. who won the team gold medal.

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Becoming Naomi Leon
by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Naomi Soledad Leon Outlaw has had a lot to contend with in her young life, her name for one. Then there are her clothes (sewn in polyester by Gram), her difficulty speaking up, and her status at school as "nobody special." But according to Gram, most problems can be overcome with positive thinking.

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Serafina’s Promise
by Ann E. Burg

A luminous novel in verse from the author of the Jefferson Cup award winner All the Broken Pieces.

Serafina has
a secret dream.

She wants to go to school
and become a doctor
with her best friend , Julie Marie.

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I Am #10: Cleopatra
Series: Soy
by Grace Norwich Illustrated by Elisabeth Alba

I was the last pharaoh of Egypt. I am Cleopatra.

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The Great Wall of Lucy Wu
by Wendy Wan-Long Shang

In this humorous and heartfelt debut about a split cultural identity, nothing goes according to plan for sixth-grader Lucy Wu.

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14 Cows for America
by Carmen Agra Deedy , Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah Illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez
In June of 2002, a very unusual ceremony begins in a far-flung village in western Kenya. An American diplomat is surrounded by hundreds of Maasai people. A gift is about to be bestowed on the American men, women, and children, and he is there to accept it.
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Sassy: Little Sister Is Not My Name
Series: Sassy
by Sharon M. Draper
It's not easy being nine — especially when you're Sassy Simone Sanford. Especially when you've been named for sticking out your tongue on the day you were born. Especially when everyone in the family calls you Little Sister. And if that's not bad enough, imagine being the youngest in the family.
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A Faraway Island
by Annika Thor
It's the summer of 1939. Two Jewish sisters from Vienna — 12-year-old Stephie Steiner and 8-year-old Nellie — are sent to Sweden to escape the Nazis. They expect to stay there six months, until their parents can flee to Amsterdam; then all four will go to America.
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Drawing from Memory
by Allen Say Illustrated by Allen Say
2012 Robert F.
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My New Team
Series: Little Rhino, Book #1
by Ryan Howard , Krystle Howard Illustrated by Erwin Madrid

A new chapter book series from Major League Baseball's 2006 National League MVP, Ryan Howard!

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Rise of the Balloon Goons
by Troy Cummings
Monsters + Humor + Fun = The Notebook of Doom! Alexander has just moved to a new town where he is about to uncover all sorts of monsters! Alexander's elementary school is being torn down, so his new classroom is located in the hospital morgue.
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Moldylocks and the Three Beards
by Noah Z. Jones Illustrated by Noah Z. Jones

Noah Z. Jones turns well-known fairy tales upside-down in this humorous new series!

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Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back
by Joseph Bruchac Illustrated by Thomas Locker
Joseph Bruchac's Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back celebrates the seasons of the year through poems from the legends of such Native American tribes as the Cherokee, Cree, and Sioux.
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Sees Behind Trees
by Michael Dorris

No matter how hard he tries, Walnut doesn't see as well as others do. So when
he and the other boys of his tribe must prove they're ready to be adults by
the accuracy of their arrow shooting, Walnut's worried.

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Hidden Roots
by Joseph Bruchac

Hidden Roots tells the story of 11-year-old Sonny, a shy boy whose father's sudden rages are becoming more and more frequent.

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