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Overcoming Prejudice
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  • Authored by: Tracey Baptiste; Introduction by: Madonna M. Murphy, Ph.D, University of St. Francis and Sharon L. Banas, former Values Education Coordinator, Sweet Home Central School District, New York
  • From the Series: Character Education
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  • ISBN-10: 1438119453
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-1945-8
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 01/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 303
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 128


Prejudice exists in many forms. People often discriminate against one another based on race, religion, weight, gender, and more. Offering an in-depth explanation of how and why prejudice exists, Overcoming Prejudice provides readers with multiple true stories of people who have faced various prejudices and describes how they dealt with it. A final chapter gives readers tips for how to improve their communication skills and prevent stereotyping in their communities.

History and current events topics covered include:

  • Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka
  • Cesar Chavez's fight for unions
  • The fight for women's right to vote
  • Japanese Americans who fought for the United States in World War II
  • Lobbying for laws that help students with special education needs and physical disabilities thrive in school
  • Moses Fleetwood Walker and Jackie Robinson as the first African-Americans in pro baseball
  • Native American leaders.



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