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The Girl in Red

Frisch, Aaron (Author)
Innocenti, Roberto (Illustrator)
Creative Editions 2012. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Alternate endings, city life, fairy tale adaptations, poverty, quests, Red Riding Hood
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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ESL Intensive & Enriched
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Last Stop on Market Street

de la Peña, Matt (Author)
Robinson, Christian (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2015. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Bus, city life, community, diversity, grandmothers, gratitude, intergenerational relationships, poverty
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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The Good Garden: How One Family Went From Hunger to Having Enough

Milway, Kate Smith (Author)
Daigneault, Sylvie (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2010. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Composting, education, farms, gardening, global awareness, Honduras, overcoming adversity, poverty, sustainable living
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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ESL Intensive & Enriched
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Way Home

Hathorn, Libby (Author)
Rogers, Gregory (Illustrator)
Andersen Press 2003. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Cats, city life, danger, economic disparity, friendship, homelessness, poverty
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Juba!

Myers, Walter Dean (Author)
HarperCollins 2015. 202 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: African Americans, dance, diversity, economic disparity, England, historical fiction, historical figures, New York City, poverty, primary documents, slavery
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Maddi’s Fridge

Brandt, Lois (Author)
Vogel, Vin (Illustrator)
Flashlight Press 2014. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Acceptance, family life, food, friendship, generosity, hunger, poverty, socio-economic disparity
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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The House That Crack Built

Taylor, Clark (Author)
Dicks, Jan Thompson (Illustrator)
Chronicle Books 1992. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Addiction, community, cumulative stories, diversity, drugs, poverty, social justice, socio-economic disparity, stories in rhyme, substance abuse
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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ESL Intensive & Enriched
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Beatrice’s Goat

McBrier, Page (Author)
Lohstoeter, Lori (Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 2004. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Children, children’s rights, education, humanitarianism, poverty, Uganda
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folk Tale

Zemach, Margot (Author/Illustrator)
Macmillan 1990. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Contentment, gratitude, Jewish folktales, point of view, poverty
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Tar Beach

Ringgold, Faith (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 1996. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: African Americans, civil rights, fantasy, flight, imagination, New York City, poverty, quilting
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Real Stories From Street Children Across the World

Robinson, Anthony (Author)
Allan, June (Illustrator)
Quarto 2014. 36 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Around the world, children, first-person narration, homelessness, illustrations (photographs), poverty, resilience
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Josepha: A Prairie Boy’s Story

McGugan, Jim (Author)
Kimber, Murray (Illustrator)
Fitzhenry & Whiteside 2012. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Bullying, Canada, illustrations (oil paint), immigrants, poverty, school life
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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If the World Were a Village: A Book About the World’s People

Smith, David J. (Author)
Armstrong, Shelagh (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Around the world, ethics, geography, global awareness, illustrations (acrylic), poverty, statistics
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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My Name Is Blessing

Walters, Eric (Author)
Fernandes, Eugenie (Illustrator)
Tundra Books 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Africa, grandmothers, hope, Kenya, overcoming adversity, physical disabilities, poverty, self-esteem
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Yatandou

Whelan, Gloria (Author)
Sylvada, Peter (Illustrator)
Sleeping Bear Press 2008. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Africa, community, dreams, education, hope, Mali, poverty, sacrifices
 
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Elementary
Secondary
 
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Something Beautiful

Wyeth, Sharon Dennis (Author)
Soentpiet, Chris K. (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 1998. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: City life, community, diversity, hope, making a difference, poverty, resilience, responsibility
 
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Elementary
Secondary
 
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Those Shoes

Boelts, Maribeth (Author)
Jones, Noah Z. (Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2009. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: City life, consumerism, exclusion, generosity, hope, poverty, socio-economic disparity
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Jack and the Beanstalk

Kellogg, Steven (Author/Illustrator)
HarperCollins 1997. 48 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Folktales, Jack and the Beanstalk, mothers and sons, ogres, poverty, resourcefulness
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Goal!

Javaherbin, Mina (Author)
Ford, A.G. (Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2012. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Bullying, courage, friendship, poverty, soccer, South Africa
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Fly Away Home

Bunting, Eve (Author)
Himler, Ronald (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1993. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Airports, birds, fathers and sons, first-person narration, freedom, homelessness, hope, poverty, shelter, symbolism
 
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Elementary
Secondary
 
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