Social and Emotional Learning Books for Grades 3-6

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Social and Emotional Learning Books for Upper Elementary School

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process in which people of all ages recognize and manage emotions, make appropriate decisions, behave ethically and responsibly, develop and maintain positive relationships, and avoid negative behaviors. Social and Emotional Learning is integral to classroom culture and students’ overall well-being. Students need to engage with texts that allow them to view characters who encounter challenges and deal with their feelings in complex ways.

Our diverse and multicultural books support social and emotional learning in a culturally responsive environment that helps each student to feel seen, understood, and accepted. Books touch on themes like:

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Crane Boy

By Diana Cohn

Illustrated by Youme

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My Tata's Remedies / Los remedios de mi Tata

By Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford

Illustrated by Antonio Castro L.

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Richard Wright y el carné de biblioteca

By William Miller

Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

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To Swim in Our Own Pond

By Ngoc Dung Tran

Illustrated by Xuan-Quang Dang

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Selvakumar Knew Better

By Virginia Kroll

Illustrated by Xiaojun Li

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Lakas and the Manilatown Fish

By Anthony Robles

Illustrated by Carl Angel

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Juna and Appa

By Jane Park

Illustrated by Felicia Hoshino

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Abuela's Weave

By Omar S. Castañeda

Illustrated by Enrique O. Sanchez

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Aani and the Tree Huggers

By Jeannine Atkins

Illustrated by Venantius J. Pinto

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Amelia's Road

By Linda Jacobs Altman

Illustrated by Enrique O. Sanchez

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Around the World

By John Coy

Illustrated by Antonio Reonegro

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The Blue Roses

By Linda Boyden

Illustrated by Amy Córdova

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Capoeira

By George Ancona

Illustrated by George Ancona

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Brothers in Hope

By Mary Williams

Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie