I get asked sooo often what books we have for Ace. So I’m doing this in a few parts! All of these books can be found gently used on eBay ~ some came from the thrift stores too Here is the first round
1Just Because I Am by Lauren Murphy Payne It’s a really diverse child positive affirmation book! It shows many different colors of skin, kids in wheelchairs & teaches to say “no” to what doesn’t feel right (including hugging or touching)
2Once Upon A Starry Night by Jacqueline Morton A book of constellations
3Whoever You Are by Mem Fox It’s a book about diversity and how people do things differently across the world but how their hearts are the same, how we laugh, smile, cry, love, bleed, etc the same
4The Next Place by Warren Hanson This book is about death in a non offense way. It shows mainly the stars, the sky and talks about the next place I go being peaceful. “I will not be a boy or girl, a woman or man. I’ll simply be, just me. No worse or better than. My skin will not be dark or light. I won’t be fat or tall. The body I once lived in won’t be apart of me at all. I will be perfect. Without a flaw” It’s a very peaceful book & helps normalize death without using religion or detail leaving room for your own interpretations.
5Peaceful Piggy Meditation by Kerry Maclean. It talks about how life can be busy & hard when things don’t slow down which makes piggy sad. To help piggy, he meditates. It has a guided mediation & a fun mediation experiment
6 Special People, Special Ways by Arlene Maguire. This book shows all walks of life ~ different skin tones, wheelchairs, blind kids with service animal, kids with canes, etc. It talks about helping when we can, sharing, understanding & how our hearts are the same
7A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara. It’s an alphabet book with a twist. “I is for Indigenous & Immigrant. Together we stand tall. L is for LGBTQ. Love who you choose because love is true” .
I’ll share another round of kids books we have soon ~ Ace literally has hundreds! All second hand ️ Feel free to ask to see inside of any
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