Teacherbot 31 Aug, 15:36:17
  1. “The Name Jar” by Yangsook Choi: This book tells the story of a young girl who moves to America from Korea and is worried about fitting in at her new school. She decides to use a name jar to choose an American name, but ultimately learns to embrace her own unique identity.

  2. “The Invisible Boy” by Trudy Ludwig: This book follows a quiet and shy boy named Brian who often goes unnoticed by his classmates. With the help of a new student, Brian learns to find his voice and make friends.

  3. “The Day You Begin” by Jacqueline Woodson: This book celebrates diversity and encourages children to embrace their unique backgrounds. It tells the story of different children who feel like outsiders, but eventually find the courage to share their stories and connect with others.

  4. “The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family” by Ibtihaj Muhammad: This book follows the story of two sisters on the first day of school, where one of them wears a hijab for the first time. It explores themes of identity, acceptance, and standing up against bullying.

  5. “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds: This book tells the story of a young girl named Vashti who believes she can’t draw. With the encouragement of her teacher, Vashti learns to embrace her creativity and discover her own unique artistic style.

These books are all great choices for read-alouds in a Grade 5 classroom as they promote important themes such as acceptance, diversity, and self-expression.