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Books and Tales About Identity and Belonging

The power of reading and storytelling has an enormous effect on kids’ development. This curated list of relatable, engaging stories helps strengthen kids’ awareness of themselves and how they connect to the world.

Curls

Ruth Forman

I Talk Like a River

Jordan Scott

Not Quite Narwhal

Jessie Sima

I Am Enough

Grace Byers

Darryl's Dream

Darryl "DMC" McDaniels

Dear Girl,

Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Paris Rosenthal

Curls

Ruth Forman

I Talk Like a River

Jordan Scott

Not Quite Narwhal

Jessie Sima

I Am Enough

Grace Byers

Darryl's Dream

Darryl "DMC" McDaniels

Dear Girl,

Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Paris Rosenthal

For inspiring stories in Noggin, discover Tales of the Playground.

Lliam and the Amazing Mirror

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Join Lliam and Rubble as they learn more about their new friend, Yasmina, and how with a bit of empathy, they can help her feel better.

Kale and the Race to the Slide

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What happens when two people want to go first? Join Kale, Santiago, and Skye to see how they find a fair way to solve their problem.

Katheryn's Lunar New Year Celebration

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Things go badly for Katheryn on a special day – her parents’ Lunar New Year celebration. But luckily, in this special episode, friends helping a friend also helps the community!

Marisol's Playground Problems

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When a kid on the playground doesn’t want to play with Marisol because her skin is brown and she speaks Spanish, Katheryn becomes a shining model of how to be a true upstander. 

Yasmina Learns Little Things Can Make the World Better

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Yasmina teaches Lliam that if you make small changes locally, they have a big impact globally.

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New content added weekly

Accessible on multiple devices

Downloadable books & games for offline play