Halton Community Combined School

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enables children to find their voice.


At Halton School we want to educate our children about equality and inequality. All of our classes have a curriculum which encourages and celebrates equality and ensures that all children are exposed to writers, artists, musicians, sportsmen and women and historical figures from a wide variety of cultures, nationalities and backgrounds.


To help you with this we have compiled some resources such as story books, fact books and newspaper reports, which we hope will support you with discussions about race and equality. 



Books featuring different races and ethnicities:

The Proudest Blue

Mixed A Colorful Story

Malcolm Little The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X

Other titles which feature children of different races and ethnicities:

Aged 3 - 8

  • Shine by Sarah Asuquo
  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  • A Poem for Peter by Andrea Davis
  • Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena
  • This Is the Rope by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Freedom Over Me by Ashley Bryan
  • Thunder Boy Jr by Sherman Alexie
  • Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote by Duncan Tonatiuh
  • A Piece of Home by Jeri Watt

    Ages 8 - 12

  • The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  • The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich
  • American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
  • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
  • The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin
  • The Year of the Rat by Grace Lin
  • Ghost by Jason Reynolds
  • The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Ambassador by William Alexander
  • I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb

    ​If you know of any other good books which help to explain race and ethnicity, please let us know.

Non-fiction books:
In our school library we have a number of non-fiction books about Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and other famous people. We are always actively looking to add new titles to the library.  

Books we recommend to support you with discussions about diversity:

Storytime for kids Odd Dog Out by Rob Biddulph

I Have a Dream speech by Martin Luther King .Jr HD (subtitled)