Prejudice

The Cay

By Theodore Taylor

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Phillip is excited when the Germans invade the small island of Curacao. War has always been a game to him, and he's eager to glimpse it firsthand--until the freighter he and his mother are traveling to the United States on is torpedoed. When Phillip comes to, he is on a small raft in the middle of the sea. Besides Stew Cat, his only companion is an old West Indian, Timothy. Phillip remembers his mother's warning about black people: "They are different, and they live differently." But by the time the castaways arrive on a small island, Phillip's head injury has made him blind and dependent on Timothy.
Also available on audio. Timothy of the Cay is the sequel.

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Berenstain Bears' Thanksgiving

By Stan Berenstain

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Papa Bear thinks that Thanksgiving is the best holiday of all, but he's the one who needs to learn a lesson in understanding this time around.

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Summer Soldiers

By Susan Hart Lindquist

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Not all wars are fought on battlefields. After his father goes off to France during the summer of 1918, eleven-year-old Joe takes on hard new responsibilities on his parents' sheep ranch and learns grownup truths about bullies and prejudice.

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The Liberation of Gabriel King

By K.L. Going

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Soon-to-be fifth-grader Gabriel spends his summer trying to overcome fears of spiders and sixth graders, but when his best friend is threatened with a Ku Klux Klan visit, fear takes on a very different look.

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