Jennifer is the only Jewish child in her class. She emphasizes her uniqueness by founding her own club. When she realizes that inclusion is the true solution to her dilemma, she offers membership to classmates who are the "only one" with a certain quality.
I strongly recommend this book for its readability and its high quality treatment of a difficult subject. It celebrates differences within a group setting. In the end, each person is allowed to celebrate his unique qualities--together with everyone else.
None from this reviewer.
Without attempting to be politically correct, author Jane Naliboff offers her readers a realistic context to discuss diversity without the typical exclusion that takes place when differences are a part of the equation. Naliboff underscores each of our unique qualities without preference for one over the other.
This is a book about choices and consequences.
The lessons are endless when the book is celebrating differences. If nothing else, we can reinforce kids to look for the positive first.
9 to 12
4 to 8
Buy! This is a story whose lessons never get old (and which need to be resurfaced with our kids from time to time).