November 16 – International Day for Tolerance

Happy Tolerance Day!

“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.”                                -Albert Einstein (1930)

Teaching children tolerance is the first step toward peace. These and many other picture books show children that #1 It’s okay to be different. Celebrate your own uniqueness and those of others.  #2 Peace begins with little things like a smile, a wave, or a prayer. And #3 Whoever you are, we are all part of the human race.


It’s Okay to Be Different written and illustrated by Todd Parr (2011)


A Little Peace written by Barbara Kerley and photographs fro National Geographic (2007)


Whoever You Are written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Leslie Staub (2006)

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