Self-Esteem Books

Growing up is hard work, but liking who you are makes it easier. That's why we've put together this list of books that encourage kids of every age to value themselves -- even the things that make them stand out from the crowd.

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AGE
4
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Candid charmer a positive intro to self-esteem and race.
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By Taye Diggs
(2011)
AGE
5
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Teased girl learns self-acceptance in fun friendship tale.
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By Julianne Moore
(2012)
AGE
6
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Boy finds smart ways to overcome challenges in fun story.
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By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2014)
AGE
6
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Boy learns to appreciate his heritage in universal story.
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By Ying Chang Compestine
(2012)
AGE
8
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Fun story of tween girl getting her shot on Jeopardy!
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By Donna Gephart
(2012)
AGE
8
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Inspiring story of sixth grader solving her bully problem.
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By Andrew Clements
(2012)
AGE
8
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Sweet, funny, poignant tale of struggling 10-year-old.
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By Lisa Graff
(2014)
AGE
8
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Riveting and moving account of girl's struggle for survival.
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By Caroline Starr Rose
(2012)
AGE
9
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Milder than Wimpy Kid, and a sure hit with boys.
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By Lincoln Peirce
(2010)
AGE
12
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A troubled boy discovers his self-worth through art.
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By Gary D. Schmidt
(2011)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Sweet advice scrapbook is a helpful choice for teens.
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By Elizabeth Berkley
(2011)
AGE
14
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Literary story of two boys' life-changing friendship.
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By Benjamin Alire Sáenz
(2012)
AGE
15
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Dark, funny coming-of-age with lots of mature content.
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By Frank Portman
(2006)
AGE
15
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Edgy tale of poor, abused woman's journey to independence.
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By Alice Walker
(2011)

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