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Upstanders: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about upstanders?

As you can see, this list of kids books about upstanders is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about upstanders, please share it with us!

We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.

We’d love to hear any book suggestions you have—you can comment below or email us at [email protected].

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Say Something!
Written & illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
From the creator of the New York Times bestseller The Word Collector comes an empowering story about finding your voice, and using it to make the world a better place.
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Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are
Written by Maria Dismondy & illustrated by Kim Shaw
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-11

How can Ralph be so mean? Lucy is one of a kind and Ralph loves to point that out. Lucy’s defining moment comes when Ralph truly needs help. Because she knows what she stands for, Lucy has the courage to make a good choice. This charming story empowers children to always do the right thing and be proud of themselves, even when they are faced with someone as challenging as Ralph.

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Say Something
Written by Peggy Moss & illustrated by Lea Lyon
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

The girl in this story sees it happening, but she would never do these mean things herself. Then one day something happens that shows her that being a silent bystander isn't enough. Will she take some steps on her own to help another kid? Could it be as simple as sitting on the bus with the girl no one has befriended (and discovering that she has a great sense of humor)? Resources at the end of the book will help parents and children talk about teasing and bullying and find ways to stop it at school.One child at a time can help change a school.

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My Name Is Bilal
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5
A young boy wrestles with his Muslim identify until a compassionate teacher helps him to understand more about his heritage.
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