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Pandemic Children's Book Catalog

Here you’ll find a wide variety of children’s books, in age-appropriate language and using vivid and beautiful illustrations, that help children deal with the disruption of the Covid-19 Pandemic.


Books in this section aim to help children understand the perspectives of and empathize with others, a capacity needed more than ever during a global crisis where biases, prejudices, and discrimination could spread as easily as the virus itself. Social-awareness emphasizes one’s ability to understand, respect, and forge good relationships with those from diverse backgrounds, cultures, & contexts, entailing the capacities to feel compassion for others, understand broader historical and social norms for behavior in different settings, and recognize family, school, and community resources and supports. More traits of social-awareness addressed by books in this section include taking others’ perspectives, recognizing strengths in others, demonstrating empathy and compassion, showing concern for the feelings of others, understanding and expressing gratitude, identifying diverse social norms, including unjust ones, recognizing situational demands and opportunities, and understanding the influences of organizations and systems on behavior.