Social Studies and History Children's Books for PreK-Grade 2

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Diverse and Inclusive Social Studies and History Books 

From community and citizenship to health and safety, LEE & LOW has thematic collections designed with the grades preK–2 social studies curricula in mind. Our collections include both fiction and nonfiction that builds an understanding of key historical events and social studies concepts.

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Bringing Asha Home

By Uma Krishnaswami

Illustrated by Jamel Akib

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Flowers From Mariko

By Rick Noguchi

Illustrated by Michelle Reiko Kumata

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I Had a Hippopotamus

By Hector Viveros Lee

Illustrated by Hector Viveros Lee

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Arrorró, mi niño

By Lulu Delacre

Illustrated by Lulu Delacre

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Baby Born

By Anastasia Suen

Illustrated by Chih-Wei Chang

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Juneteenth Jamboree

By Carole Boston Weatherford

Illustrated by Yvonne Buchanan

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The Blue Roses

By Linda Boyden

Illustrated by Amy Córdova

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Joshua's Masai Mask

By Dakari Hru

Illustrated by Anna Rich

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Grandma's Purple Flowers

By Adjoa J. Burrowes

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Elizabeti's Doll

By Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen

Illustrated by Christy Hale

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Ghosts for Breakfast

By Stanley Todd Terasaki

Illustrated by Shelly Shinjo

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Home at Last

By Susan Middleton Elya

Illustrated by Felipe Davalos

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Bein' with You This Way

By W. Nikola-Lisa

Illustrated by Michael Bryant

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David's Drawings

By Cathryn Falwell

Illustrated by Cathryn Falwell

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The Have a Good Day Cafe

By Frances Park

Illustrated by Katherine Potter