Fall 2021

Louis Helps Ajani Fight Racism

From the Series Helper Hounds

  • Interest Level: Grade 1 - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Ajani loves having a dad from Denmark and a mom from Jamaica. Ajani speaks three languages and gets to spend summers with his grandparents in the coolest places. But when a classmate overhears dark-skinned Ajani speaking Danish, the boy makes a hurtful, racist comment. Ajani is crushed. Until a chance encounter with Louis the Helper Hound helps Ajani feel proud of his heritage and helps him and his classmates fight racism.

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978-1-64371-086-0
$9.74
978-1-64371-087-7
$6.99
978-1-64371-088-4
$16.99
Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction
Category Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: C Social Awareness, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2022
Publisher Red Chair Press
Imprint Red Chair Press
Language English
Number of Pages 72
Publication Date 2021-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039150, JUV039120, JUV002070
Dewey [E]
Dimensions 5.5 x 7.5
Lexile 610
Guided Reading Level P
Features Endnote, Original artwork, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Caryn Rivadeneira

Caryn Rivadeneira dreamed of two things as a kid: being a writer and having lots of dogs. Both came true. Caryn and her rescued pit bull live in the Chicago suburbs.

Illustrator: Priscilla Alpaugh

Priscilla Alpaugh holds a BFA in painting and illustration, as well as an MFA in illustration. She has painted murals, mailboxes, and traffic light boxes. Now Priscilla works creating beautiful images for children's books.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Helper Hounds

An early chapter book series about specially trained emotional support dogs who help the kids who need them most. Meet these uncommon heroes with wet noses and big hearts. These stories are told from the point-of-view of the helper hound so that young readers can easily relate to the… View available downloads →