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Language Lizard Living in Harmony Series - Multicultural Children’s Bilingual Book Series Supports Diversity Education

At Language Lizard, we aim to inspire kids through language! 

As our communities and classrooms continue to become more culturally diverse, Language Lizard remains committed to providing colorful and age-appropriate resources that inspire, encourage, and celebrate bilingual learning and cultural inclusion. Language Lizard has developed the Living in Harmony Series, three beautifully illustrated books which feature characters and settings from around the world. These books allow children to see themselves reflected in the stories and learn about the world around them.

A series of three books, the Living in Harmony Series uses multicultural illustrations and simple text to explain and celebrate diversity, kindness, and friendship. The Living in Harmony Series features:

  •  Who Are We?  by Anneke Forzani promotes inclusion by helping children understand and appreciate diversity.
  •  Be Kind by Livia Lemgruber demonstrates the many ways to help others through simple acts of kindness.
  •  We Can All Be Friends by Michelle Griffis shows how much we have in common even though we are all different.

Each book is available in English-only as well as bilingual offerings in Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese (with Pinyin), Dari, Farsi, French, German, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Hmong, Italian, Japanese, Karen (Sgaw), Korean, Nepali, Pashto, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Telugu, Tigrinya, Urdu, and Vietnamese (with more languages coming soon). Like many of our other resources, these books come with free multicultural lessons and activities to support culturally responsive teaching.