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Equity Walk Book: Walk the Walk

 

Walk the Walk

If you were an animal, what animal would you be?  What are the ways different animals get around? What are the different ways humans get around? What makes you feel unique? What makes you feel valued?

Resources for Students, grades K-2

  • Lila and the Crow, by Gabrielle Grimard
    A girl is taunted for her dark hair and skin and is compared to a crow. She learns to appreciate the crow’s beauty.
  • Johnny’s Pheasant, by Cheryl Minnema
    “An encounter with a pheasant (which may or may not be sleeping) takes a surprising turn in this sweetly serious and funny story of a Native American boy and his grandma.”
  • Fox the Tiger, by Corey Tabor.
    Fox wishes he were a tiger until he meets someone who likes foxes.

Resources for Students, grades 3-5

  • Adrian Simcox Does Not Have a Horse, by Marcy Campbell
    Chloe is annoyed that Adrian clearly does not have a beautiful horse, even though he claims he does. Kindness counts. So does imagination, empathy, and friendship.
  • Flora & Ulysses, by Kate DiCamillo.
    In this Newbery Medal-winning book, DiCamillo tells the story of how super-squirrel Ulysses helps Flora through trying times with her parents.
  • The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate.
    Written in first-person from the point-of-view of Ivan, a silverback gorilla, this Newbery Medal-winning novel details how Ivan’s boring, inhumane existence in a glass and concrete cage in a shopping mall zoo is transformed when a baby elephant is born.

Resources for Students, 6-8

Resources for Parents

We Belong Here: The Takoma Park Equity Walk Sections