Thank you for purchasing our June Family Reading Crate – Diversity #OwnVoices

As stated in the enclosed booklet, the following page contains all of the extras that you could use to further enhance the experience of going through this month’s offering. You will find a PDF of activity printables, helpful links of other related topics, movies or documentaries you could watch, or additional  books to purchase or borrow from the library.

Happy Reading!

Diversity Sub Box Printables

Helpful Links: (play Mancala just like Farah and her friends in The Gauntlet)

AncestryDNA – What better time than now to find out more about your families ancestry? This simple DNA test can give you information about your families heritage! This DNA test is another good option.

How does DNA testing work? – This BBC article might answer some of the questions that come up if you choose to try one out.

The Bangladeshi Kitchen – As The Gauntlet is filled with delectable sounding foods, you might like to try out some Bangladeshi recipes!

National Alliance on Mental Illness – This site is chock full of information about mental illness, medication, treatment as well as resources for support and advocacy.

Additional Diversity Books to Read:

Younger Readers:

Sitti’s Secrets

The Name Jar

Looking for Bongo

El Deafo

Book Uncle and Me

Middle Grade Readers:

Blackbird Fly

The Year of the Dog (series) (Scheduled in Level 0)

The Jumbies

Out of My Mind

Aru Shah and the End of Time

YA and Adult Readers:

Born a Crime

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

The Hate U Give

American Born Chinese

If I Was Your Girl



Family Friendly Movies and Documentaries With Diverse Characters:

Mulan – A Disney Classic about a Chinese girl who dresses as a man to take her father’s place in the army.

Lilo and Stitch – One of my families favorite movies – about Pacific Islander sisters who adopt a puppy who turns out to be an alien.

Whale Rider – Empowering film about a Maori girl that wants to become the chief of her tribe.

Wadjda – The story of a 10-year-old Saudi girl who wants to win a Koran reciting contest to get the money to pay for a bike.

Akeelah and the Bee – An African-American girl and her adventures in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Queen of Katwe – A Ugandan girl discovers she has a talent for chess in this Disney film.

The Karate Kid – This is the modern remake with Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan – the story of a boy who is being bullied and learns karate and life lessons from his neighbor.

Babies – This adorable documentary focuses on the lives of babies from all over the world.



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