Unity. Kindness. Peace. Booklist

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is a division of the American Library Association. ALSC’s core purpose is creating a better future for children through libraries. ALSC advances that purpose through the core values of: collaboration, excellence, inclusiveness, innovation, integrity and respect, leadership and responsiveness. This booklist was created to share the message of creating unity, acting with kindness toward others, and promoting peace.

In an effort to share this list as quickly as possible, ALSC has chosen to keep the initial formatting simple. Later versions of the booklist will be customizable to encourage libraries to include their own contact information prior to printing. 

ALSC is committed to creating a better future for children through libraries and encourages parents and caregivers to speak with their local librarians for additional books and other helpful resources. 

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Graham, Bob. How to Heal A Broken Wing. Candlewick Press. 2008. 9780763639037

Halperin, Wendy. Peace. Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 2013. 9780689825521

Leaf, Munro. Illus. by Robert Lawson. The Story of Ferdinand. Penguin Young Readers Group. 2011. 9780448456942

Lovell, Patty. Illus. by David Catrow. Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon. G.P. Putnam’s and Sons. 2001. 9780399234163

Nelson, Kadir. If You Plant a Seed. Balzer+Bray. 2015. 9780062298898

Pinkney, Jerry. The Lion and the Mouse. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 2009. 9780316013567

Seuss. Dr. Horton Hears a Who. Random House Books for Young Readers. 1954. 9780394800783

Stein, David Ezra. The Nice Book. Penguin Young Readers Group. 2013. 9780399165344

Parr,Todd. The Peace Book. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 2009. 9780316043496

Radunsky, Vladimir. What Does Peace Feel Like.  Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 2004. 9780689866760

Rania, Queen consort of Abdullah II King of Jordan with Kelly DiPucchio. Illus. by Tricia Tusa. The Sandwich Swap. Disney-Hyperion Books. 2010. 9781423124849

Robert, Justin. Illus. by Christian Robinson. The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade. Penguin Young Readers Group. 2014. 9780399257438

Stead, Philip C. A Sick Day for Amos McGee. Roaring Brook Press. 2010. 9781596434028

Verdick, Elizabeth. Illus. by Marieka Heinlen. Words Are Not For Hurting. Free Spirit Publishing. 2004. 9781575421568

Willems, Mo. Can I Play Too? Hyperion Books for Children. 2010.  9781423119913

Woodson, Jacqueline. Illus. by Earl B. Lewis. Each Kindness. Penguin Young Readers Group. 2012. 9780399246524

Because Children Deserve Kindness

This list was created by the Quicklists Consulting Committee of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.