September 2020 Foster Inclusiveness

Books of the Month

Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You / ¡Solo pregunta! Sé Diferente, Sé Valiente, Sé Tú

by Sonia Sotomayor; illustrated by Rafael López (Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin)

As kids with different disabilities create a garden together, they share that it's okay to be different and that it’s okay to ask about those differences.

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Roll With It

by Jamie Sumner (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)

When 12-year-old Ellie and her mom move so they can help take care of her grandfather, Ellie is not just the new kid in town—she’s the new kid in the wheelchair who is one of the excluded “trailer park kids”—until she starts to make her first-ever friends.

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Fresh Ink: An Anthology

edited by Lamar Giles (Crown)

This collection by diverse authors about diverse characters includes 10 short stories, a graphic novel, and a one-act play from Walter Dean Myers.

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