Trauma-Informed Collection - TRAUMACOLL

Many children experience trauma, or adverse childhood experiences, and go through times of extreme stress. Trauma has the ability to impact children's learning, social interactions and relationships, and overall well-being. Literature can be a safe space for young people to talk about characters' actions and situations and the ways that they navigated distressing scenarios. The following books showcase child protagonists who cope with trauma in a variety of ways and provide students the opportunity to discuss trauma through the lens of a relatable and engaging character. 

Trauma-Informed Collection (46 Books): $612.70

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Themes

YA interest, Similarities and Differences, Siblings, Overcoming Obstacles, Multiethnic interest, Latino/Hispanic/Mexican Interest, Immigration, History, Heroism, Grandparents, Friendship, Families, Discrimination, Disability, Cultural Diversity, Coping with Death, Conflict resolution, Childhood Experiences and Memories, Bullying, African/African American Interest, Biracial/Multiracial Interest, Biography/Memoir, Bilingual, Empathy/Compassion, Gratitude, Optimism/Enthusiasm, Persistence/Grit, Realistic Fiction, Self Control/Self Regulation, Hmong Interest, Courage, Peace, Collaboration, Kindness/Caring, Fiction, Diversity, Refugees

Included formats shown below in BOLD

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A House by the River

By Miller

Illustrated by Hu / Wright

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: K - 3

AR Level: 3.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 700L
DRA: 30

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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DeShawn Days

By Medina

Illustrated by Christie

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: M
Grade Level: 1
Interest Level: 2 - 6

AR Level: 4.2 - 0.5
Lexile Level: NP
SRC: 3.7
DRA: 28

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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A Shelter in Our Car

By Gunning

Illustrated by Pedlar

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: K - 2

AR Level: 3.2 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD560L
SRC: 3.2
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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First Day in Grapes

By Perez

Illustrated by Casilla

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 2 - 5

AR Level: 3.2 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD570L
SRC: 2.9
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Amelia's Road

By Altman

Illustrated by Sanchez

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: O
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: K - 3

AR Level: 4.1 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 660L
SRC: 4.8
DRA: 30

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Gettin' Through Thursday

By Cooper

Illustrated by Bennett

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 4

AR Level: 3.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 680L
SRC: 4.1
DRA: 38

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Antonio's Card/ La tarjeta de Antonio

By González

Illustrated by Álvarez

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Q
Spanish Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 5

AR Level: 3.2 - 0.5
Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Grandfather's Story Cloth

By Gerdner / Langford

Illustrated by Loughridge

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: S
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 4

AR Level: 3.4 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 580L
SRC: 3.1
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
HC: $16.95
6PK: $59.70
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Calling the Water Drum

By Redding

Illustrated by Boyd

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: PreK - 5

Lexile Level: AD550L
DRA: 38

HC: $17.95
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Grandma's Purple Flowers

By Burrowes

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: N
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 4

AR Level: 3.1 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD580L
SRC: 2.9
DRA: 30

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Janna and the Kings

By Smith

Illustrated by Boyd

Interviews

Guided Reading: O
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 4

AR Level: 4.5 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD830L
SRC: 5.4
DRA: 34

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Soledad Sigh-Sighs / Soledad suspiros

By González

Illustrated by Ibarra

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: O
Spanish Guided Reading: N
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 2 - 4

AR Level: 2.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: NP
DRA: 34

PB: $8.95
6PK: $53.70
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Joshua's Masai Mask

By Hru

Illustrated by Rich

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: O
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 4

AR Level: 3.5 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 580L
SRC: 4.5
DRA: 34

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Sparkle Boy

By Newman

Illustrated by Mola

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: M
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: K - 3

Lexile Level: AD490L
DRA: 28

HC: $18.95
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Juna's Jar

By Bahk

Illustrated by Hoshino

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: L
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: K - 4

AR Level: 3.4 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD540L
DRA: 24

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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The Blue Roses

By Boyden

Illustrated by Córdova

Interviews

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 4

AR Level: 3.2 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD600L
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Prietita and the Ghost Woman / Prietita y la llorona

By Anzaldúa

Illustrated by Gonzalez

Guided Reading: P
Spanish Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 3 - 5

AR Level: 4.1 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD600L
SRC: 4.5
DRA: 38

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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The Three Lucys

By Charara

Illustrated by Kahn

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 7

AR Level: 3.6 - 0.5
Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 38

HC: $18.95
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Raymond's Perfect Present

By Louie

Illustrated by Wang

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: O
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 5

AR Level: 3.1 - 0.5
Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 34

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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The Wishing Tree

By Thong

Illustrated by McLennan

Guided Reading: O
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: K - 3

AR Level: 4.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 34

HC: $16.95
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A Song For Cambodia

By Lord

Illustrated by Arihara

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: X
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 1 - 6

AR Level: 5.4 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD840L
SRC: 5.5
DRA: 60

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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From North to South / Del Norte al Sur

By Colato Laínez

Illustrated by Cepeda

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: P
Spanish Guided Reading: O
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: K - 5

AR Level: 3.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD640L
SRC: 2.7
DRA: 38

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Bird

By Elliott

Illustrated by Strickland

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 3 - 8

AR Level: 3.8 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD600L
SRC: 3.4
DRA: 40

PB: $12.95
6PK: $77.70
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Home to Medicine Mountain

By Santiago

Illustrated by Lowry

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 3 - 5

AR Level: 4.1 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 620L
SRC: 3.5
DRA: 38

PB: $12.95
6PK: $77.70
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Brothers in Hope

By Williams

Illustrated by Christie

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 2 - 5

AR Level: 4.7 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 610L
SRC: 3.5
DRA: 44

HC: $19.95
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It Doesn't Have To Be This Way / No tiene que ser así

By Rodríguez

Illustrated by Galvez

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: W
Spanish Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 2 - 6

AR Level: 3.6 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 640L
DRA: 60

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Friends from the Other Side / Amigos del otro lado

By Anzaldúa

Illustrated by Méndez

Guided Reading: P
Spanish Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: K - 2

AR Level: 2.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 640L
SRC: 3.6
DRA: 38

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Malala Yousafzai

By Abouraya

Illustrated by Roth

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: S
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 7

Lexile Level: 870L
DRA: 40

PB: $11.95
HC: $19.95
6PK: $71.70
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My Diary from Here to There / Mi diario de aqui hasta allá

By Pérez

Illustrated by Gonzalez

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: R
Spanish Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 5

AR Level: 4.0 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 780L
SRC: 3.4
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Singing with Momma Lou

By Altman

Illustrated by Johnson

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 5

AR Level: 3.8 - 0.5
Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Rent Party Jazz

By Miller

Illustrated by Riley-Webb

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 4

AR Level: 4.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD820L
SRC: 4.4
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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The Upside Down Boy / El niño de cabeza

By Herrera

Illustrated by Gómez

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Q
Spanish Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 5

AR Level: 3.1 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD560L
SRC: 2.9
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Rise!

By Hegedus

Illustrated by Engel

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 4 - 12

DRA: 44

HC: $20.95
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When the Horses Ride By

By Greenfield

Illustrated by Gilchrist

Interviews

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 6

AR Level: 3.4 - 0.5
Lexile Level: NP
DRA: 40

PB: $12.95
6PK: $77.70
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Selvakumar Knew Better

By Kroll

Illustrated by Li

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: K - 5

Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 40

PB: $8.95
6PK: $53.70
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The Road to Santiago

By Figueredo

Illustrated by Torrecilla

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 4

AR Level: 3.8 - 0.5
Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Ahimsa

By Kelkar

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Z
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 3 - 7

AR Level: 5.3 - 8.0
Lexile Level: 830L
DRA: 80

HC: $20.95
EBOOK: $9.99
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Rattlesnake Mesa

By Weber

Photographed by Renkun

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: Y
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 4 - 12

Lexile Level: 760L
DRA: 60

PB: $17.95
6PK: $107.70
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All The Stars Denied

By McCall

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Y
Grade Level: 7
Interest Level: 7 - 12

DRA: 60

HC: $19.95
EBOOK: $9.99
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Summer of the Mariposas

By McCall

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: Z
Grade Level: 5
Interest Level: 6 - College

AR Level: 5.4 - 13.0
Lexile Level: 840L
SRC: 5.5
DRA: 80

PB: $12.95
EBOOK: $7.99
6PK: $77.70
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Alicia Afterimage

By Delacre

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Z
Grade Level: 6
Interest Level: 6 - 12

AR Level: 4.8 - 4.0
Lexile Level: NC700L
SRC: 5.3
DRA: 60

PB: $16.95
6PK: $101.70
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Under the Mesquite

By McCall

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: X
Grade Level: 6
Interest Level: 6 - 12

AR Level: 5.7 - 3.0
Lexile Level: 990L
SRC: 8.4
DRA: 60

HC: $19.95
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Chess Rumble

By Neri

Illustrated by Watson

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 3 - 8

AR Level: 3.5 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 690L
SRC: 3.7
DRA: 50

PB: $12.95
6PK: $77.70
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Yummy

By Neri

Illustrated by DuBurke

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 5 - 12

AR Level: 3.4 - 1.0
Lexile Level: GN510L
SRC: 4.4
DRA: 50

PB: $16.95
6PK: $101.70
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I Am Alfonso Jones

By Medina

Illustrated by Jennings / Robinson

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Z+
Grade Level: 6
Interest Level: 6 - 12

Lexile Level: GN640L
DRA: 80

PB: $18.95
EBOOK: $9.99
6PK: $113.70
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Indian No More

By McManis / Sorell

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: W
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 3 - 8