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Children’s Books for Fair Housing Month

April 4, 2011 | Categories: About FHC, Media | Tags: books, Children, fair housing, fair housing month, youth

April is Fair Housing Month.

In celebration of Fair Housing Month, the FHC-SE has compiled the following children’s books (ages 4-12). The Federal Fair Housing Act protects against discrimination in housing based on race, color, national origin, disability, familial status, religion, and sex.

The books listed below speak to the value of living in diverse neighborhoods and the importance of acknowledging and celebrating difference. For example, this list includes stories of the new neighbors in town who are of a different color, a child who befriends a neighbor who is differently-abled,  the history of the civil rights movement, and lullabies from around the world. It is by no means comprehensive or exhaustive.

Thank you to the Interfaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs, The Anti-Defamation League, UnderstandingPrejudice.org and Amazon.com readers for many of these titles. If you have a book to suggest, please comment on our post.

Children’s Books

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