Shared Stories: Inclusive Literature Initiative

shared stories
The goal of Shared Stories, the District's Inclusive Literature Initiative, is to provide a diverse collection of books that will support our students in finding titles which they can read and connect with on some level.  It is our hope that the Shared Stories chosen for each grade level will affirm the cultural identities of our students while developing positive insights about others.

Funds from the CARES Act, as well as a generous grant from the West Shore Foundation, have facilitated the purchase of these award winning titles for students. Each month will feature a different theme including Black History, Women’s History, Hispanic Heritage, and others.  In the future, additional themes and titles will be added to the library collections in all K-12 schools.

May - Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Kindergarten
A Big Bed for Little Snow

First Grade
Dim Sum for Everyone!  

Second Grade
The Empty Pot
The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee

Third Grade
My Chinatown: One Year in Poems
When the Sea Turned to Silver
Drawn Together

Fourth Grade
We Are Water Protectors
Redwoods

Fifth Grade
The Turtle of Oman
111 Trees: How One Village Celebrates the Birth of Every Girl
April - Celebrating Diversity Month

Kindergarten
Yaaffa & Fatima

First Grade
Lubna and the Pebble

Second Grade
Bilal Cooks Dahl

Third Grade
The Sandwich Swap

Fourth Grade
Gittel's Journey

Fifth Grade
Grande Mosque of Paris
March - Women's History Month

Kindergarten
Dreamers

First Grade
The Proudest Blue

Second Grade
Dancing Hands

Third Grade
Counting on Katherine

Fourth Grade
Malala's Magic Pencil

Fifth Grade
Little Dreamers
February - Black History Month

Kindergarten
All Are Welcome
My Hair is a Garden

First Grade
Freedom Soup
Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away

Second Grade
Mae Among the Stars
Mommy’s Khimar

Third Grade
Harlem Grown
Emmanuel’s Dream

Fourth Grade
Meet Miss Fancy
A Song for Gwendolyn Brooks

Fifth Grade
Thurgood
A Ride to Remember
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