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Equity Walk Books: Tree Pose

Tree Pose

What is hard for you? What is easy? Why is practice important? What makes you feel calm?

Resources for Students, grades K-2

  • The Apple Tree, by Sandy Tharp-Thee
    A bilingual Cherokee story about a boy who plants an apple seed and cares for it, though the anthropomorphized tree itself is impatient and uncertain that it is a late bloomer. A tale of mutual aid and reciprocity.
  • Call Me Tree/Llámame Árbol, by Maya Christina Gonzalez
    A gender-free and bilingual poem that encourages nature exploration and freedom.
  • When I Was Eight, by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton
    Nothing will stop a strong-minded young Inuit girl from learning how to read.
  • The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read, by Curtis Manley, illustrated by Kate Berube.
    A boy tries to teach his cat to read, ending up teaching himself in the process.
  • Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, by Laurie Ann Thompson
    A young Ghanaian boy becomes a great athlete despite a physical disability.

Resources for Students, grades 3-5

  • Zayd Saleem: Chasing the Dream (Power Forward #1), by Hena Khan
    A fourth-grade boy, whose parents would rather he practices violin, strives to be the first Pakistani-American in the NBA
  • I Am Peace, written by Susan Verde and illustrated by Peter Reynolds.
    In this book, an anxious child who feels “like a boat with no anchor,” learns how to let her worries go by focusing on the moment.

Resources for Students, 6-8

  • Maybe He Just Likes You, by Barbara Dee
    Mila learns confidence through karate to combat escalating middle school sexual harrassment in this tough and realistic #MeToo read for middle schoolers and the grown ups in their lives.
  • Ghost, by Jason Reynolds
    The first in the “Track” series about four unlikely kids recruited for a middle school track team. Ghost is a gifted runner with a tough life and a mentor who wants to keep him on the right track.
  • Hello, Universe, written by Erin Entrada Kelly.
    Four very different tweens find their paths converge and their lives change when one of them is trapped at the bottom of a well by a bully.
  • Merci Suarez Changes Gears, written by Meg Medina.
    Sixth-grader Merci already is anxious about her run-ins with Edna, the most popular girl in the school who sees Merci as a target. Then things get more complicated at home when Lolo, Merci’s beloved grandfather becomes more and more forgetful.

Resources for Parents

We Belong Here: The Takoma Park Equity Walk Sections