The books in this set strive to engender respect for diverse qualities and experiences. The text encourages readers to aim a critical lens on the world as they study historical and contemporary inequities and learn from historically marginalized voices. These guides emphasize diversity, empathy for others, and justice for all while encouraging readers to respect the qualities in others around them. All cultures and different types of people possess vibrant histories and rich reservoirs of knowledge. By accepting and appreciating others, differences can be positioned as strengths and as the foundation of empowering, rigorous, and innovative learning.