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= animated or intended for kids (can still be meaningful for adults!)

movies -  tv - videos

Inside Out - it's complicated, but has a lot of relevance for real life and is a good visual for emotions for kids. I've seen kids connect with it up to maybe age 12, depending on the child.

 songs and music 




Untethered Soul Michael A. Singer

Alchemist Paulo Coelho

Letting Go David Hawkins

Eat Pray Love Elizabeth Gilbert

Power of Habit Charles Duhigg

Loving What Is Byron Katie

Man's Search for Meaning Viktor E. Frankl

Who Moved My Cheese? for Kids!

Spencer Johnson, Christian Johnson

How Full is Your Bucket? Tom Rath

Chicken Soup for the Soul Series

Jack CanfieldMark Victor Hansen

It’s Not What You’ve Got!: Lessons for Kids on Money and Abundance Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Kristina Tracy

Incredible You!: 10 Ways to Let Your Greatness Shine Through Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Kristina Tracy

7 Habits of Happy Kids Sean Covey

younger readers
antiracism and expanding understanding

...because this is a life skill that will change the world.

Hood Feminism Mikki Kendall

Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? Beverly Daniel Tatum

How to be Antiracist  Ibram X. Kendi

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Michelle Alexander

White Fragility Robin DiAngelo

Small Things Great Jodi Picoult

Homegoing Yaa Gyasi

Don't Ask Me Where I'm From Jennifer De Leon


Antiracist Baby  Ibram X. Kendi

I Am Enough Grace Byers

A is for Activist Innosanto Nagara

The Proudest Blue  Ibtihaj Muhammad and S.K. Ali

older elementary/middle school

March: Book One John LewisAndrew AydinNate Powell 

The 57 Bus Dashka Slater 

Tell Me Who You Are Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi

high school

Pride: A Pride and Prejudice Remix Ibi Zoboi 

The Hate U Give Angie Thomas 

Native Son Richard Wright 

Read more books by authors whose...

opinion, perspective, culture, nationality, race, political view, religious belief, age...

differs from yours.

Its good for your brain and the world. 

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