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It's Ok to Be Me: Just Like You, I Can Do Almost Anything (Live and Learn Books)by Jennifer Moore-malinos
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From a child's point of view, life can often seem difficult, but this brightly illustrated book--one in a set of two Live and Learn titles--encourages children never to be afraid of a challenge. It's all right to be a little scared about things that seem hard to do, but whatever the challenge, determination and practice can get them through. The child in this story must stay in a wheelchair. Sometimes, he feels bad because he is left out of things by his classmates. One day, watching his friends play basketball, he has an idea. He decides that even while remaining in his wheelchair, he too can learn to play the game. The text is simple and the illustrations on every page are appealing. Four pages presenting activities for children appear at the back of each book, followed by a two-page section for parents, with tips on explaining the subject in more detail.
I used to feel left out of things because I'm in a wheelchair. I thought I couldn't run around and play like the other kids.
Then one day, while I watched my friends play basketball, I had an idea. I decided that although I couldn't leave my wheelchair, I too could learn how to play the game.
It took lots of practice, sometimes on my own, and sometimes with help from my parents. But I kept on getting better and better at the game until finally I became part of the team!
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