We may share a lot of similarities with our friends, like the clothes we wear, the color of our hair, or the music we listen to; but we will also find differences, whether it is in our interests, the way we look, or our personal style. Friendships hold space for the ways we’re similar and different as we learn about ourselves and deepen our appreciation of others and their lived experiences.

Check out the list below for some of our favorite books that teach important lessons about what it means to be a good friend. Hover over the books for descriptions and recommended reading ages.