An excellent picture book to teach peace and equality is Whoever You Are by Mem Fox. The book has a simple message of kindness, civility, and human compassion. We start our classroom lessons at every grade level with a lesson that celebrates diversity. This book can be used in K-2. The illustrations are beautiful and very meaningful to the story. The book reminds children that we are all on the same Earth, and we are all connected. It is a great resource to promote a school climate that welcomes multiculturalism. The book could easily be followed by a self-portrait activity or a group activity to show we are different but alike. For a suggestion in linking this book to social justice check out Book Club blog.