9 Children’s Books About Embracing Differences

Encouraging children to read is always a good thing, but if you can add some education to the mix, even better. Recently, several authors have published books for children, about children. Whether the topic is special needs children, acceptance, understanding or empathy, these educational books are great for all. 

Floppy Lop-Ears and the Spectrum

by Rochelle Flynn, MD

Floppy the bunny learns more about his autism diagnosis, and learns being different is OK, and even makes him special. 

I Love Vincent

by Laura Ljungkvist

Scout is a seeing-eye dog and loves Vincent, his best friend, who is blind. Spend the day with the pair as they learn how to be the perfect team. 

The Wonderful Way You Are

By Sarah Brooks 

No matter what, each and every one of us are special in our own unique way. Difference is a good thing! 

Just Ask

By Sonia Sotomayor

Just like the different flowers and plants in your garden, people are just as beautiful and different. As the kids work in the garden, they learn more about each other by just asking. 

The World Needs More Purple People

By Kristen Bell & Benjamin Hart

Embrace being you and learn how to ask great questions that allow you to learn more about those around you. Purple people are kind, curious and stand up for what’s right. 

The Power in Words

By Meaghan Axel 

Words have power. The words you say to yourself as well as to others can mean a lot. 

What Do You See When You Look At Me?

by Angela Ray Rodgers

Grace Anna has a disability and daily challenges, but she also has big dreams. Don’t count on your first impression, we all have something special to share. 

My Camel Wants to Be a Unicorn

by Julia Inserro

A book about putting yourself in your friends’ shoes, empathizing with their feelings and reacting to their experiences. 

You Are Enough: A Book About Inclusion

by Margaret O’Hair

Meet Sofia Sanchezan, an 11-year-old model and actress with Down Syndrome. Learn how to be confident and proud of who you are and pursing your dreams no matter what others say. 



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