Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources for Youth, October 2022
Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee
prepared by Alvin R. Blount
Costs of items may vary depending on where items are purchased.
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
-Audio CD, $16.24
-Random House Publishing Group
-description: In The Reason Why I Jump, Higashida demonstrates how his autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds. From his heart and with honesty, he shares his point of view and answers questions such as: “Why do people with autism talk so loudly and weirdly?” “Why don’t you make eye contact when you’re talking?” and “What’s the reason you jump?” This New York Times bestseller has been lauded by Jon Stewart, Whoopie Goldberg, Kirkus Reviews, and others.
Higashida, N. (2016). The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism. Random House Publishing Group.
The Way Between: A Young Orphan, An Old Warrior Great Adventure
-Rising Sun Press Works
-theme: resolving conflict
-description: Challenging war cultures, this resource introduces the reader to skills of non-violence and anti-bullying.
Sun, R. (2019). The Way Between: A Young Orphan, An Old Warrior Great Adventure. Rising Sun Press Works.
Infinite Hope: A Black Artist’s Journey from World War II to Peace
-Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
-ages 10 and up
-description: Celebrated author illustrator produces this moving picture book and memoir about serving during WWII in a segregated army. He found sustenance during this time in his pursuit of art.
Bryan, A. (2019). Infinite Hope: A Black Artist’s Journey from World War II to Peace. Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books.