Angel Child, Dragon Child, by Michele Maria Surat (New York: Scholastic, 1983).A young Vietnamese girl arrives at her new American school and faces taunts by her classmates for her cultural differences. Wonderful for ages 5 to 8.
My Dream of Martin Luther King, by Faith Ringgold (New York: Crown, 1995).An interpretation of Martin Luther King's legacy and the civil rights movement that poignantly urges that intolerance, hatred, and prejudice be replaced by love, tolerance, and dreams. Glorious! Ages 7 to 12.
Hana's Suitcase:A True Story, by Karen Levine (Morton Grove, Ill.: Albert Whitman, 2003).This unusual story from the Holocaust begins with a persistent curator's quest to find a girl named Hana whose name is printed on a suitcase donated to the Auschwitz Museum by the Holocaust Center in Tokyo. The family photographs supplied by
Hana's surviving brother make this a deeply moving account of the horrors of intolerance.Ages 10 and up.
Focus (Paramount, 2002).The film adaptation of Arthur Miller's story of a man and wife mistakenly ostracized due to narrow-minded community members during World War II. Excellent for discussion among teens.
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