Books for Grads

As graduation approaches, inspire students of all ages with books that deliver messages of adventure and accomplishment. Kids easily sense that graduation is a special and exciting moment -- a time for moving on, moving up, and in some cases, even moving out. It means one school year is coming to a close as another one begins, promising new thoughts, ideas, learning, and books! Here are some titles to help celebrate an event of excellence and achievement in every child's life.

"I Wish You More" by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

"Whatever You Are, Be a Good One" by Linda Congdon

"You're Here for a Reason" by Nancy Tillman

"Make Good Art" by Neil Gaiman

"Only One You/Nadie Como Tu" by Linda Kranz

"What Do You Do with an Idea?" by Yobi Yamada

"Pete the Cat's Groovy Guide to Life" by James Dean

"Short Guide to a Happy Life" by Anna Quindlen

"I Knew You Could" by Craig Dorfman

"Be Happy" by Monica Sheehan

"This Is Water" by David Foster Wallace

"Curious You on Your Way" by H. A. Rey



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The Best Kid Lit on Bias, Diversity and Social Justice

This recommended collection of books is representative of the excellent anti-bias and multicultural literature available for educators and parents of young children through age twelve. All the titles in Books Matter have been reviewed by ADL staff and are frequently updated with new and noteworthy books.