Best Children’s Fiction on Social Situations Books
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Author: by Alan Gratz
A tour de force from acclaimed author Alan Gratz (Prisoner B-3087), this timely – and timeless – novel tells the powerful story of three different children seeking refuge. A New York Times bestseller! JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany.
With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world … ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America …
MAHMOUD is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe … All three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers – from drownings to bombings to betrayals.
But there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, shocking connections will tie their stories together in the end. This action-packed novel tackles topics both timely and timeless: courage, survival, and the quest for home.
2. When Stars Are Scattered
Author: by Victoria Jamieson
A National Book Award Finalist, this remarkable graphic novel is about growing up in a refugee camp, as told by a former Somali refugee to the Newbery Honor-winning creator of Roller Girl. Omar and his younger brother, Hassan, have spent most of their lives in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya.
Life is hard there: never enough food, achingly dull, and without access to the medical care Omar knows his nonverbal brother needs. So when Omar has the opportunity to go to school, he knows it might be a chance to change their future …
But it would also mean leaving his brother, the only family member he has left, every day. Heartbreak, hope, and gentle humor exist together in this graphic novel about a childhood spent waiting, and a young man who is able to create a sense of family and home in the most difficult of settings.
It’s an intimate, important, unforgettable look at the day-to-day life of a refugee, as told to New York Times Bestselling author/artist Victoria Jamieson by Omar Mohamed, the Somali man who lived the story.
3. Sugar in Milk
Author: by Thrity Umrigar
Running Press Kids
A timely and timeless picture book about immigration that demonstrates the power of diversity, acceptance, and tolerance from a gifted storyteller. An ALSC Notable Children’s Book of 2021A Kirkus Best Books of 2020A School Library Journal Best Books of 2020″An engaging, beautiful, and memorable book.” -Kirkus Reviews, starred review”Lush illustrations and a strong message of hope and perseverance make this a standout title.” -School Library Journal, starred reviewWhen I first came to this country, I felt so alone.
A young immigrant girl joins her aunt and uncle in a new country that is unfamiliar to her. She struggles with loneliness, with a fierce longing for the culture and familiarity of home, until one day, her aunt takes her on a walk.
As the duo strolls through their city park, the girl’s aunt begins to tell her an old myth, and a story within the story begins. A long time ago, a group of refugees arrived on a foreign shore. The local king met them, determined to refuse their request for refuge.
The Day You Begin
Author: by Jacqueline Woodson
Nancy Paulsen Books
A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices! National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and two-time Pura Belpr Illustrator Award winner Rafael Lpez have teamed up to create a poignant, yet heartening book about finding courage to connect, even when you feel scared and alone.
There will be times when you walk into a room and no one there is quite like you. There are many reasons to feel different. Maybe it’s how you look or talk, or where you’re from; maybe it’s what you eat, or something just as random.
It’s not easy to take those first steps into a place where nobody really knows you yet, but somehow you do it. Jacqueline Woodson’s lyrical text and Rafael Lpez’s dazzling art reminds us that we all feel like outsiders sometimes-and how brave it is that we go forth anyway.
And that sometimes, when we reach out and begin to share our stories, others will be happy to meet us halfway. (This book is also available in Spanish, as El Da En Que Descubres Quin Eres!
5. How to Tie Your Shoes
Author: by Cottage Door Press
Cottage Door Press
Learn how to tie your shoes! This book includes a real shoelace and a model shoe you assemble yourself. Step-by-step instructions teach crisscross lacing, “bunny ear” bows, loop bows, and double knots. Your child will be a pro in no time.
Let’s get started today! Make learning to tie your shoes fun! Includes four different step-by-step instructions for crisscross, bunny ear bow, loop bow, and double knot bow Color-coded laces (aqua and yellow) help guide in the processing of learning how to tie your shoes Practice again and again!
Real laces allow your child to learn at their own pace Put new skills into practice with a make-it-yourself model shoe
6. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Author: by James Dean
Don’t miss the first and bestselling book in the beloved Pete the Cat series! Pete the Cat goes walking down the street wearing his brand-new white shoes. Along the way, his shoes change from white to red to blue to brown to WET as he steps in piles of strawberries, blueberries, and other big messes!
But no matter what color his shoes are, Pete keeps movin’ and groovin’ and singing his song… Because it’s all good. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes asks the reader questions about the colors of different foods and objectskids love to interact with the story.
The fun never stopsdownload the free groovin’ song. Don’t miss Pete’s other adventures, including Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses, Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues, Pete the Cat and the New Guy, Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie, Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes, Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party, and Pete the Cat: Crayons Rock!
Author: by Laurie Halse Anderson
Freshman year at Merryweather High is not going well for Melinda Sordino. She busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, and now her friendsand even strangersall hate her. So she stops trying, stops talking. She retreats into her head, and all the lies and hypocrisies of high school become magnified, leaving her with no desire to talk to anyone anyway.
But it’s not so comfortable in her head, eitherthere’s something banging around in there that she doesn’t want to think about. She can’t just go on like this forever. Eventually, she’s going to have to confront the thing she’s avoiding, the thing that happened at the party, the thing that nobody but her knows.
She’s going to have to speak the truth.
8. The Name Jar
Author: by Yangsook Choi
The new kid in school needs a new name!Or does she? Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what about when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious that American kids will like her.
So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she tells the class that she will choose a name by the following week. Her new classmates are fascinated by this no-name girl and decide to help out by filling a glass jar with names for her to pick from.
But while Unhei practices being a Suzy, Laura, or Amanda, one of her classmates comes to her neighborhood and discovers her real name and its special meaning. On the day of her name choosing, the name jar has mysteriously disappeared.
Encouraged by her new friends, Unhei chooses her own Korean name and helps everyone pronounce itYoon-Hey.
9. Front Desk (Scholastic Gold)
Author: by Kelly Yang
Arthur A. Levine Books
Four starred reviews and over ten best-of-year lists! “Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewWinner of the Asian / Pacific American Award for Children’s Literature! “Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewMia Tang has a lot of secrets.
Number 1: She lives in a motel, not a big house. Every day, while her immigrant parents clean the rooms, ten-year-old Mia manages the front desk of the Calivista Motel and tends to its guests. Number 2: Her parents hide immigrants. And if the mean motel owner, Mr. Yao, finds out they’ve been letting them stay in the empty rooms for free, the Tangs will be doomed.
Number 3: She wants to be a writer. But how can she when her mom thinks she should stick to math because English is not her first language? It will take all of Mia’s courage, kindness, and hard work to get through this year.
Will she be able to hold on to her job, help the immigrants and guests, escape Mr. Yao, and go for her dreams? Featuring exclusive bonus content!
10. Inside Out and Back Again
Author: by Thanhhà Lai
Inside Out and Back Again is a #1 New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor Book, and a winner of the National Book Award! Inspired by the author’s childhood experience as a refugeefleeing Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon and immigrating to Alabamathis coming-of-age debut novel told in verse has been celebrated for its touching child’s-eye view of family and immigration.
H has only ever known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, and the warmth of her friends close by. But now the Vietnam War has reached her home. H and her family are forced to flee as Saigon falls, and they board a ship headed toward hopetoward America.
This moving story of one girl’s year of change, dreams, grief, and healing received four starred reviews, including one from Kirkus which proclaimed it “enlightening, poignant, and unexpectedly funny.” An author’s note explains how and why Thanhha Lai translated her personal experiences into H’s story.
This paperback edition also includes an interview with the author, an activity you can do with your family, tips on writing poetry, and discussion questions.
11. The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family
Author: by Ibtihaj Muhammad
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! A powerful, vibrantly illustrated story about the first day of school-and two sisters on one’s first day of hijab-by Olympic medalist and social justice activist Ibtihaj Muhammad. With her new backpack and light-up shoes, Faizah knows the first day of school is going to be special.
It’s the start of a brand new year and, best of all, it’s her older sister Asiya’s first day of hijab-a hijab of beautiful blue fabric, like the ocean waving to the sky. But not everyone sees hijab as beautiful, and in the face of hurtful, confusing words, Faizah will find new ways to be strong.
Paired with Hatem Aly’s beautiful, whimsical art, Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad and Morris Award finalist S.K. Ali bring readers an uplifting, universal story of new experiences, the unbreakable bond between siblings, and of being proud of who you are.
12. Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need.
Author: by Gabi Garcia
Skinned Knee Publishing
Big emotions can be overwhelming! Help your child build on their capacity to engage more mindfully, self-regulate, and develop emotional resilience. Listening to my Body is an engaging and interactive book that guides children through the practice of naming their feelings and the physical sensations that accompany them.
From wiggly and squirmy to rested and still, Listening to My Body helps children develop a sensations vocabulary so that they can express what they are experiencing. Includes kid-friendly mindfulness activities woven throughout the book to reinforce the teachings. Listening to My Body is a wonderful social-emotional tool for parents, counselors and teachers!
FREE resources to accompany this book can be found at . (Available in Spanish as Escuchando a Mi Cuerpo.
13. Fox in Socks (Beginner Books)
Author: by Dr. Seuss
This is a beginners reading book started by Dr. Deuss. This is a book you READ ALOUD to find out just how smart your tongue is. The first time you read it, don’t go fast! This Fox is a tricky fox.
He’ll get your tongue in trouble.
14. Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Author: by James Dean
An award-winning and bestselling Pete the Cat hardcover picture book! Count down with Pete in this rocking story that makes counting fun! Pete the Cat is wearing his favorite shirtthe one with the four totally groovy buttons. But when one falls off, does Pete cry?Goodness, no!
He just keeps on singing his songafter all, what could be groovier than three groovy buttons? This book is a winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award. Plus the fun never stopsdownload the free groovin’ song! Don’t miss Pete’s other adventures, including Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses, Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues, Pete the Cat and the New Guy, Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie, Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes, Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party, and Pete the Cat: Crayons Rock!
15. Other Words for Home
Author: by Jasmine Warga
Balzer + Bray
New York Times bestseller and Newbery Honor Book! A gorgeously written, hopeful middle grade novel in verse about a young girl who must leave Syria to move to the United States, perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Aisha Saeed.
Jude never thought she’d be leaving her beloved older brother and father behind, all the way across the ocean in Syria. But when things in her hometown start becoming volatile, Jude and her mother are sent to live in Cincinnati with relatives.
At first, everything in America seems too fast and too loud. The American movies that Jude has always loved haven’t quite prepared her for starting school in the USand her new label of Middle Eastern, an identity she’s never known before.
But this life also brings unexpected surprisesthere are new friends, a whole new family, and a school musical that Jude might just try out for. Maybe America, too, is a place where Jude can be seen as she really is.
This lyrical, life-affirming story is about losing and finding home and, most importantly, finding yourself.
16. The Complete Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy: The Summer I Turned Pretty; It's Not Summer Without You; We'll Always Have Summer
Author: by Jenny Han
Summer love abounds in the New York Times bestselling The Summer I Turned Pretty series, now available in a paperback boxed set. Belly has always lived for the summertime, because summer means all her favorite things: swimming, the beach, and the Fisher boys, Conrad and Jeremiah.
For as long as she can remember, she’s shared her summers with the brothers at Cousins Beach. And for as long as she can remember, she’s been in love with Conrad. Then one summer it seems like he might have feelings for her toobut so does Jeremiah.
As the summer seasons pass, Belly has to choose between two brothers who love herand she’ll have to break one of their hearts. This paperback collection of the complete series includes The Summer I Turned Pretty, It’s Not Summer Without You, and We’ll Always Have Summer.