Chocolate Milk Por Favor, Children's Book by Maria Dismondy
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Chocolate Milk Por Favor

Celebrating Diversity with Empathy

Written by Maria Dismondy
Illustrated by Donna Farrell

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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.

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People Say


Chocolate milk (Gabe’s favorite drink) is a recurring symbol in this heartwarming story.

It’s about the importance of making friendships and helping others, and the power of kindness when working to overcome the language barrier. Highly recommended!

Midwest Book Review


I read this book in Thailand at an orphanage.

The kids loved it and were very engaged until the end. I love teaching about diversity and often stuggle to find good books. This one was excellent! I highly recommend it.


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