Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You

    Written by Sonia Sotomayor

Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House,  2019

Feeling different, especially as a kid, can be tough. But in the same way that different types of plants and flowers

make a garden more beautiful and enjoyable, different types of people make our world more vibrant and wonderful. 

In Just Ask, United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor celebrates the different abilities kids (and people of all ages) have.

Using her own experience as a child who was diagnosed with diabetes, Justice Sotomayor writes about children with all sorts of challenges–and looks at the special powers those kids have as well. As the kids work together to build a community garden,

asking questions of each other along the way, this book encourages readers to do the same:

When we come across someone who is different from us but we’re not sure why, all we have to do is Just Ask.

 

REVIEWS


 

Addressing topics too often ignored, this picture book presents information in a direct and wonderfully child-friendly way. 

Created with pencil, watercolor and acrylic, then digitally manipulated, the vibrant artwork celebrates these self-assured kids,

shown working, communicating and interacting with nature…

Addressing topics too often ignored, this picture book presents information in a direct and wonderfully child-friendly way.

Booklist Starred Review

 

An affirmative, delightfully diverse overview of disabilities.

Kirkus

#1 New York Times Children's Picture Books Bestseller

  

                                                                                         

                                         

                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                             

                                                                                                              

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