Category Archives: Being different

The Porcupine and Skunk

For obvious reasons, the Porcupine and the skunk had no friends … and none of the other forest animals would ever invite them to their birthday parties. Continue reading

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I See Things Differently: A First Look at Autism

Most of us are pretty good at finding ways to ignore things that we don’t want to see or hear… but for people with autism, it can be harder to ignore things. All the sights and sounds around them come rushing into their brains like a giant wave. Continue reading

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My Brother Charlie

When we were babies, I snuggled and giggled with Mommy. But Charlie was different. He wouldn’t play with me. As we grew older, Mommy discovered that Charlie’s brain works in a special way,  because Charlie has autism.  Today is the … Continue reading

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I Am Amelia Earhart

 I am Amelia Earhart. When I was little,  people told me that girls should wear dresses and play with dolls.  They said we shouldn’t have “unladylike” adventures. I didn’t agree. It’s Women’s History Month, and what better time to learn about … Continue reading

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Dancing in the Wings

Sassy makes her mark in this lovable story that proves when you aren’t afraid to be yourself and go after your dreams, they can come true! Dancing in the Wings is a wonderful picture book by actress, dancer, and writer … Continue reading

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Goodnight, Sleep Tight, What a Wonderful Flight!

Vrooom! Hummm! Nnneeaoowww! What’s that sound? It’s Fire Plane Jake, Passenger Carrier Clay and others in the wonderful picture book  Goodnight Sleep Tight: What a Wonderful Flight by Louise Lintvelt. Take a fun ride and learn all about the different roles … Continue reading

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My Friend Has Autism

My Friend Has Autism by Amanda Doering Tourville, is a book about a kid named Nick and his friend Zack. Zack doesn’t always respond when Nick talks to him and he can even walk away when Nick is talking to … Continue reading

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