Reading encourages children to become more open minded and increases their understanding of the world around them.

These books will teach children how to love themselves, cherish reading and how to develop friendships across social classes and cultures.

THE BOY WHO MADE EVERYONE LAUGH

The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh

Helen Rutter

An educational story teaching kids to love themselves for who they are. Inspired by her son Lenny who has a stammer, Rutter writes a loving story about a child who tried to be a comedian, and succeeded! For kids ages 5-7.

ONE GIRL BOOK

One Girl

Andrea Beaty

A story about how just one girl influenced her whole community to cherish reading and embrace the power of literacy. Expect lots of beautiful illustrations and references to female empowerment. For kids ages 5-7.

A THOUSAND QUESTIONS BOOK

A Thousand Questions

Saadia Faruqi

An educational book teaching kids about friendship across social classes and cultures. Faruqi teaches children about the struggles of growing up in modern-day Pakistan, giving kids a thoughtful portrait into another world. For children ages 8-12.