Acceptance Book List & Resources

Acceptance Book List and Resources

Acceptance Book List & Resources

Part of our role as educators is to foster an environment of acceptance. I taught in international schools and sometimes had children from 20 nationalities in my class. In some ways, this made it easier to teach acceptance as we all looked and sounded different. No matter the makeup of your classroom, acceptance of appearance, culture and ideas is crucial for a welcoming environment.

Teaching a culture of acceptance starts on the first day of the school year. It is not something you can teach in one lesson. It is about creating a culture of daily acceptance of ourselves and others, building self-esteem and reducing bullying.

In a world full of amazing people we all encounter life differently. There is no ‘one size fits all’ experience. Feeling as if you don’t fit in is painful, especially for children. The acceptance book list and resources promote that it’s okay to be different and the importance of being yourself and focus on the self-esteem, confidence and courage to do this. The characters model empathy, compassion and acceptance to themselves and others.

Acceptance Book List

Further Reading


These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!

General Information

Self-acceptance comes from meeting life's challenges vigorously. Don't numb yourself to your trials and difficulties, nor build mental walls to exclude pain from your life. You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory.

Goswami Kriyananda

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