Category Archives: Being different

Just Ask! by Sonia Sotomayor

Be different. Be brave. Be you. These are the messages and themes in the picture book  Just Ask! by United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Just Ask is a wonderful book about  communicating to learn about one another’s differences. In … Continue reading

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Since We’re Friends: An Autism Picture Book

Some kids think Matt is weird… they don’t want him to play because sometimes he acts wild when he’s excited.
Since we’re friends, I don’t want him to feel left out, so I ask Matt if he wants to play tag with me and my friends. Continue reading

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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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Lila and the Crow

A crow! A crow! The new girl’s eyes are dark like a crow! 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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