Books About Friendship, Diversity and Acceptance

(Also see Learning Differences and Making New Friends in the big List of Books by Theme)
Angel Child, Dragon Child by Michele Maria Surat (getting along/diversity)

Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson

The Crayon Box That Talked by Shane Derolf and Michael Letzig (diversity)

Don’t Laugh at Me by Steve Seskin, Allan Shamblin and Glin Dibley (teasing/tolerance)
Enemy Pie by Derek Munson (getting along)

Hooray for Wodney Wat by Helen Lester (speech, being different)
Leonardo, The Terrible Monster by Mo Willems (hurting feelings/being friends)
Let’s Be Enemies by Janice May Udry
Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers (loneliness)
The Monster Who Lost His Mean by Tiffany Strelitz Haber
My Name is Yoon by Helen Recorvits (diversity)
The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi (diversity)
Odd Velvet by Mary Whitcomb (accepting differences)
The Old Woman Who Named Things by Cynthia Rylant
Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship by P. Kahumbu
Pig in a Wig by Alan McDonald (being kind to those who are different)
Pigs Make Me Sneeze by Mo Willems
Priscilla and the Pink Planet by Nathanial Hobbie (diversity)
The Rag Coat by Lauren A. Mills (poverty, teasing, forgiveness)
Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfizer 

A Rainbow of Friends by P.K. Hallinan
The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill (getting along)
Red and Yellow’s Noisy Night by Josh Selig (conflict resolution between friends)

Ruby the Copycat by Margaret Rathman

The Sandwich Swap by Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan Al Abdullah (diversity)
The Shortest Kid in the World by Corinne Demas Bliss (being different)
The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler and David Lee Csicsko
Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell (being teased)
The Thing About Georgie by Lisa Graff (dwarfism)
Unlovable by Dan Yaccarino                            
                              ✯Unlovable Comprehension Page
Whoever You Are by Mem Fox

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