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The Elephant Bird

The Elephant Bird is a beautifully illustrated story of mistaken identity, illuminating people’s fear of the unknown, and how important it is to understand and respect others differences. Munia was different from the other children. She could not run. It was her differences that first made her notice the Elephant Bird – he was just like her, …

 
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A Helping Hand – A series of letters tell a heartwarming and inspiring tale of friendship and dealing with disabilities. The writer is asked to show the new girl around. To begin with it’s awkward, and the other kids don’t understand, but differences are what make us stronger! This story is about a young girl …

 
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daksha

Daksha lives in a remote hamlet in the Himalayas. After losing her family to flashfloods, she grows up in the village community and gains knowledge of herbal medicine by helping the Vaidya. A chance encounter opens up a new life that includes schooling. But Daksha longs for her mountain home….This is an inspirational story set …

 
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isthereanyonelikeme

Is There Anyone Like Me? – A short story for young children about being unique. Another great Creative commons book from Bookdash. By: Fred Strydom, Jess Jardim-Wedepohl, Stephen Wallace     Text and Images from Is There Anyone Like Me? I wonder if there’s another me somewhere in the world. Who looks the same. And talks the …

 
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june_peters

June Peters: You Will Save The World One Day – A young girl is inspired to help organise a community picnic for the homeless. An inspirational tale of how we can all make a difference if we just see a need and want to help. By: Alika Turner     Text and Images from June Peters: …

 
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quarta

Quarta – The Girl Born With Only Two Arms and Two Legs – Imagine a world where you didn’t have the same abilities as everyone else? What would you do? Quarta is another awesome free kids book from Stuart Baum at Stuart’s Stories. By: Stuart Baum   Text from Quarta – The Girl Born With Only …

 
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mine wants aride

Minny Wants a Ride – Minny sees the chair and wants a ride – is she injured, or disabled, or lazy? Or is it just in her nature? A public domain book from Pratham. By: Pratham Public Domain       See more books about diversity and differences below    

 
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robert

Robert, born to immigrant parents, and barely speaking English when he started school, was not considered athletic. Against odds, he becomes a top swimmer, winning many races and surprising his coach. Based on the true story of a hearing impaired Australian swimming champion. By: Elena Silva   See more books like these below    

 
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a zebra called dottie

A Zebra Called Dottie – Who’s my dad? Why do all the other kids have a dad and I don’t know who my dad is? What is the meaning of beauty? Am I beautiful? What should I do when kids make fun of me at school?In this endearing tale, spotty the zebra, learns the answers that …

 
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chuskit goes to school

Chuskit Goes To School – Chuskit is 9 years old, and yearns to go to school, but because of her disability she cannot. After learning about human rights at the local school, Abdul, initiates an effort to change this. Everyone who wants to learn should have access to an education. A beautifully illustrated and heart …

 
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Girls Don’t Like Dinosaurs – A short comic book style story about pressure to conform and being yourself. Girls can be girls in what ever way they feel like, regardless of how others think. By: Natasha Alterici     Images from Girls Don’t Like Dinosaurs <end of sample> Read more books about Diversity and Differences below.    …

 
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the golden ballon

The Golden Balloon – “- But I’m a balloon just like you” , it said hesitantly to the round balloons that were looking from up high and were laughing. It was different from the rest, with a rare, almost gold colour. It had every right to be proud of its appearance but it had yet to …

 
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earthshaker

Earthshaker – Sizo, a really big dinosaur comes to stay. The other dinosaurs find his differences a little annoying, but when trouble comes, they realise being different can be a blessing. By: Emma Laybourn     Text and Images from Earthshaker Chapter One BOOM…BOOM…BOOM… The earth shuddered. Trees shook, dropping leaves on the tidy nest below. The …

 
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