We are excited to announce the release of our new Language Lizard Living in Harmony Books. These books use colorful multicultural illustrations and simple text to explain concepts of diversity, kindness, and friendship. Illustrations include diverse characters and settings from around the world, allowing children to see themselves in the book and learn about the world around them.
Sample page from We Can All Be Friends (Spanish-English edition)
The Language Lizard Living in Harmony Book Series consists of three titles:
Be Kind shows many ways to help others with simple acts of kindness.
We Can All Be Friends shows how much we have in common even though we are all different.
Who Are We? helps us to understand and appreciate the diversity in our community.
The books are currently available in English and in bilingual editions with the following languages:
Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese (with Pinyin), German, Haitian Creole, Hmong, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, Swahili, Telugu, and Vietnamese. (More languages will be coming soon.)
All books include access to free multicultural lesson plans and activities, as well as English audio of the book.
Sample page from Be Kind (Vietnamese-English edition)
Advance praise for Language Lizard Living in Harmony Book Series:
“The Living in Harmony series of books teaches kids to embrace diversity and act kindly toward others. With its central theme that we all have more similarities than differences, this deceptively simple and endearing series is a valuable resource book to cultivate compassion in our children.”
Zeynep Erdil-Moody, Ph.D. , Language Acquisition Specialist
“Beautifully illustrated and strategically organized to honor and leverage linguistic and cultural diversity via representation and inclusion. True ‘windows and mirrors’ books that promote unity amongst diversity!”
Kelly Aldinger, ESL Teacher
“The Living in Harmony books captivate the essence of American diversity. The books beautifully crafted illustrations represent the faces of ALL my students and the simple words teach powerful lessons of kindness, acceptance, understanding, and friendship. Teachers looking to introduce diverse texts for young readers in their classroom libraries, look no further!”
Nikolette Trofa, 4th Grade Teacher
Sample page from Who Are We? (Amharic-English edition)
Learn more about our new Living in Harmony Books from this video