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initially withhold judgement, recognizing how past experiences influence reactions.
are receptive to information and ideas which may challenge their beliefs
identify and investigate alternative perspectives
attempt new ways of doing things
Videos that demonstrate this trait
Why do you think doing these things make you more open minded?
How does knowing your own mind help you to keep an open mind?
Videos about disabilities
Books that demonstrate this trait
Paul Meets Bernadette by Rosy Lamb (Illustrator)
Call Number: E LAM
Publication Date: 2013-12-10
Paul, a fish, swims in circles everyday, until one day, Bernadette shows him that there is a whole world out there to see
The Forgiveness Garden by Lauren Thompson; Christy Hale (Illustrator); Christine Hale Apostolou (Illustrator)
Call Number: E THO
Publication Date: 2012-10-30
A parable about hate and revenge in which a girl tries to do something different after years of families and communities not getting along because of an incident involving a boy throwing a stone at a girl
King and King by Linda de Haan (Illustrator); Stern Nijland (Illustrator)
Call Number: E HAA
Publication Date: 2003-03-01
When the queen insists that the prince get married and take over as king, the search for a suitable mate does not turn out as expected
Stella Brings the Family by Miriam B. Schiffer; Holly Clifton-Brown (Illustrator)
Call Number: E SCH
Publication Date: 2015-05-05
Stella brings her two fathers to school to celebrate Mother's Day.
My brother charlie by Holly Robinson Peete
Call Number: E PEE
A girl tells what it is like living with her twin brother who has autism and sometimes finds it hard to communicate with words, but who, in most ways, is just like any other boy. Includes authors' note about autism.
Heather Has Two Mommies by Lesléa Newman; Laura Cornell (Illustrator)
Call Number: E NEW
Publication Date: 2015-03-11
Heather, feeling bad because she has two mothers and no father, soon learns that the other children in her play group have lots of different kinds of families and the most important thing is that all the people love each other.