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diverse first grade reading list

Here's a diverse reading list suitable for a 1st grader, featuring a variety of cultures, characters, and stories:

  1. "Last Stop on Market Street" by Matt de la Peña - A boy and his grandmother observe the beauty and diversity of their urban community.

  2. "The Name Jar" by Yangsook Choi - A story about a Korean girl who moves to America and searches for a new name.

  3. "Ada Twist, Scientist" by Andrea Beaty - A book celebrating curiosity and the importance of asking "Why?"

  4. "Julian Is a Mermaid" by Jessica Love - A heartwarming story about self-expression and acceptance.

  5. "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" by Mo Willems - A humorous tale where the reader gets to tell the pigeon "no."

  6. "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats - A classic story of a young boy exploring his neighborhood after the first snowfall.

  7. "We Are Water Protectors" by Carole Lindstrom - Inspired by Indigenous-led movements across North America, this book urges young readers to speak out for environmental justice.

  8. "I Am Enough" by Grace Byers - A lyrical ode to loving who you are, respecting others, and being kind to one another.

  9. "The Day You Begin" by Jacqueline Woodson - A book about finding the courage to connect with others when you feel like an outsider.

  10. "Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story" by Kevin Noble Maillard - A book that uses the staple food of fry bread to discuss Native American family life and culture.

These books are great for early readers and can help introduce them to a wide range of experiences and perspectives. Would you like to add any specific themes

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