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Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You | Sonia Sotomayor
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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.
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Jburns13

This book is about children with all different types and kinds of learning differences they deal with on a daily basis. They all come together in a community and garden together and learn about each other and make friends along the way.

Jburns13 Published: September 3, 2019

Author: Sonya Sotomayor

Illustrator: Rafael lopez

Genre: Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction

Awards: #1 New York Times Best seller and winner of the Schneider Family Book Award.
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WanderingBookaneer
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In a perfect world this book could be read in every single kindergarten classroom on the first day of school. It is phenomenal for developing empathy and understanding for classmates who do things we might not do in our everyday life.

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GatheringBooks
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#FallFinds Day 26: As can be seen in the images, this is a pretty #floral book without trying. I like how the story encourages children to ask questions that are often deemed taboo by society. It also seeks to normalize a condition that often becomes bigger than it is because it isn‘t talked about openly, but only in whispers or secluded, clandestine corners. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-mAQ

Eggs Beautiful! 2y
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Panpan

I really wanted to like this, but it was just an ableist mess about “different” people ~overcoming~ their “differences.” Just say disabled. It‘s not a bad word. The audio narration was also mediocre at best. Hard pass.

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Niaaelizz

“Some of us are in a hurry and others take more time.”

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Niaaelizz

I would definitely use this book in my classroom to foster the importance of differences and individuality.

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Mehso-so

In this autobiography, Sonia Sotomayer, a U.S. Supreme Court justice writes about and uses her experiences as a child, to inspire young diversity and abilities and how they are important. The authh h or does a great job in depicting the idea that your ability should not hinder you in reaching for your goals.

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BookInMyHands
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Sonia Sotomayor, who was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at the age of 7, encourages readers to understand that we are all different and to be empowered by that knowledge.

Each page features a different child with their own challenges and strengths, differences that make our whole world “more interesting and fun.” Illustrations by López are bright and joyful, a perfect compliment in this compelling story.

#readingwomenofcolor2019

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Morr_Books
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Anyone else standing in the crazy long line to hear Justice Sotomayor? #txbookfest

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