Just Ask!

Just Ask!

Be Different, Be Brave, Be You

Book - 2019
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Sonia and her friends plant a garden, and each one contributes in his or her own special way, in a book that celebrates the many differences among humans.
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, [2019]
ISBN: 9780525514121
Branch Call Number: E SOTOMAYOR
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: López, Rafael 1961-- Illustrator


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Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award for children that honors an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.

Winner of the 2020 Schneider Family Book Award for picture books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience.

ArapahoeJen Nov 01, 2019

A wonderful & insightful way to encourage curiosity in all ages!

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Jul 24, 2020

Great diversity book. A group of community like working on a park/garden each take a page revealing what makes them different & some facts about what their life looks like. Gave my 7 year old some extra facts so he's less likely to be surprised by sometime with one of these, he found it interesting but above my 4 year old's level. Written by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomeyer
Ex: kids who are diabetic, blind, wheelchair bound, autistic, have Tourettes, dyslexic, deaf,.

Thegiver May 27, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes early in life and as a result, encourages children to embrace their differences. Just like plants, we may be different but our differences are what make us special and unique.

IndyPL_JosephL Dec 12, 2019

Since knowledge is power, you should never be afraid to ask people other questions. Featuring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and her life with diabetes, Sonia encourages the importance of asking people questions about other people and the world around them. By asking questions, we can better understand and cater to the needs of other people because, after all, all people are unique.

ArapahoeJen Nov 01, 2019

A wonderful & insightful way to encourage curiosity in all ages!

Oct 24, 2019

Such a great book to show acceptance for each of our differences, such as having diabetes, ADHD, autism, etc. I highly recommend it for all children.


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