Chocolate Milk, Por Favor!: Celebrating Diversity with Empathy


Chocolate Milk, Por Favor!: Celebrating Diversity with Empathy (2015) – paperback
Written by Maria Dismondy
Illustrated by Donna Farrell

32 pages
Trim size: 9″ x 9″
Recommended ages: 4 to 10
Reading level: Lexile 500L | Fountas & Pinnell Level K


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Chocolate Milk, Por Favor! is inspired by an experience the author shared with a first-grade immigrant student of hers.

Johnny is a big fan of school, but that all changes when the new kid, Gabe, arrives. Gabe doesn’t speak any English, and that doesn’t stop Johnny from going out of his way to be unkind. What will Johnny do when Gabe starts to make new friends? Will he join in the fun of making a new friend or turn the other way?

Johnny realizes a powerful message in this story where student differences are celebrated. Read to find out how chocolate milk plays a major role in the discovery of the real universal language.

Bonus content includes discussion questions for before, during, and after the reading. And a list of “Tips to Assist English Language Learners.”

About the Publisher, Cardinal Rule Press:
Started in 2015, Maria Dismondy began the company out of a desire to make an impact on children in the world. Working out of her home in a suburb outside of Detroit (while raising her babies), Maria built the company from the ground up, seeking to empower children through quality picture books.

Today, Maria continues to honor the mission of the company, to share stories that are timeless, realistic and leave children with strategies they can use in their very own social tool box. Kindness, empathy and integrity were the foundation for Cardinal Rule Press when it began and continue to be as the company grows.

Check out the book trailer for Chocolate Milk, Por Favor!

Additional information

Weight .3 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 9 × .2 in
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