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Today more than ever, children need diverse, inclusive and inspiring books. From exuberant singalong stories to thought-provoking chapter booksBarefoot books open windows to cultures around the world and mirror the experiences of all children.  DiversityInclusivity_SpotArt_2.png

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The Barefoot Book of Children

This is a book like none other. Meet kids who are not often depicted in children's books: kids who wear an eye patch or have Down Syndrome; who follow Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism or no religion at all; who have biological, adopted, same-sex, step- and foster-parents; who communicate in sign language or have a parent in the military. 
Ages 3 – 10. HARDCOVER.
64pp   
10 x 11.75 IN 

$19.99 USD

    

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My Big Barefoot Book of Wonderful Words

Available in English | Spanish | French  

With its urban setting and diverse cast of characters, Wonderful Words is carefully crafted to break down stereotypes by reflecting our modern world. Caregivers and children can point out mosques and temples, children of wide-ranging abilities and backgrounds, women construction workers and more.
Ages 2-11. HARDCOVER. 
48 pp 11.75 x 10 IN
$19.99 USD

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The Boy Who Grew Flowers

"[W]hat makes us different is what makes us wonderful." —Author Jen Wojtowicz

Inspired by her brother's experience of autism, Jen Wojtowicz tells the story of a growing friendship between a young boy with an unusual talent and a girl with limb length discrepancy. 
Ages 4-10. PAPERBACK.
32 pp  8.5 x 11 IN
$8.99 USD

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The Animal Boogie

Our bestselling singalong ever, The Animal Boogie provides a model for including children of various backgrounds and abilities in a fun, lively activity! Both the illustrations and the creative movements prompted by the song are designed to be safe and fun for all children. 
Ages 3-7. PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD.
32 pp  10.25 x 10 IN
$9.99 USD

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The Girl with a Brave Heart

Written by Israeli pop star Rita Jahanforuz, this tale from her native Tehran shows the power of empathy breaking down walls between two lonely people: a young girl who lives with her stepfamily and an isolated elderly woman who has trouble caring for herself and her home. 
Ages 4-10. PAPERBACK.
40 pp 8.5 x 10.75 IN.
$8.99 USD

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Sand Sister

With artwork by Caldecott Honor- and Pura Belpre-winning illustrator Yuyi Morales, Sand Sister encourages kids to empathize with those they see playing alone while celebrating the unique experience of only children.
Ages 3-7. PAPERBACK.
32 pp 9.75 x 10 IN 
$8.99 USD

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