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Kids Like Me Booklist

Nobody loves books more than us librarians! So every month we put together our favorite youth titles. Check out this months Top 5 titles for K-5. Don’t forget to ask your local Librarian for more great picks.

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A lovely story about a girl describing how her two daddies help her through her day, including her poppa cooking eggs and toast, her daddy fixing her knee when she is hurt, and both fathers being there for her when she needs love.

The story of one young girl’s quest to bring clean drinking water to her village. The Water Princess is based on a true story that highlights what we take for granted and how hard kids work for water every day in other countries. The end-note gives readers real-life context and information about organizations working for change around the world.

Yaffa and Fatima live on neighboring date farms. When very little rain leads to a poor harvest, both women go to extra measures to make sure that their neighbor doesn’t go hungry. Both observe their own cultural and linguistic traditions, but that never prevents them from appreciating their differences and caring about the other.

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Follows the daily lives of seven children from around the world, including such places as Japan, India, Uganda, and Italy, and discusses how schools, meals, and play can be different or similar in different places in the world.

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A nonfiction picture book compilation of the stories of 13 American women who persisted in overcoming obstacles and changing the world. Throughout American history, there have always been women who have spoken out for what’s right, even when they have to fight to be heard. She Persisted is for everyone who has ever wanted to speak up but has been told to quiet down, for everyone who has ever tried to reach for the stars but was told to sit down, and for everyone who has ever been made to feel unworthy or unimportant or small. With vivid, compelling art by Alexandra Boiger, this book shows readers that no matter what obstacles may be in their paths, they shouldn’t give up on their dreams.


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