Kindness is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler by Margery Cuyler
Mrs. Ruler challenges her class to do acts of kindness for the people around them, no matter how small. She documents their good deeds on a bulletin board, which is soon overflowing with the wonderful things her students accomplished. Her students quickly learn how impactful helping out and being kind can be.
Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day by Judith Viorst
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, eleven-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan.
All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon