Celebrating All Abilities
From the Series Celebrating Our Communities
Our communities are stronger when we come together and take time to understand, support, and celebrate one another. In Celebrating All Abilities, readers will learn the importance of acceptance and empathy as they relate to abilities and disabilities and how to practice these in their daily lives. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while “Grow with Goals” activities and “Mindfulness Exercises” at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about empathy and inclusion. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.
Celebrating All Abilities is part of Jump!’s Celebrating Our Communities series.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Subject||SEL, Social Studies|
|Imprint||Blue Owl Books|
|Number of Pages||24|
Celebrating All Abilities - Reviewed by Booklist
In this aptly titled entry in the Celebrating Our Communities series (6 titles), Colich discusses the strengths of differently abled children. Frustrations and disabilities appear, but only abilities define people. Sometimes this focus and upbeat tone feels a little forced, but its overall effect is one of joyful empowerment. The disabilities mentioned include both the visible (blindness or the need for a wheelchair) and the hidden (ADHD). Additional themes include respect, empathy, finding your own strengths, and working together with people whose strengths or abilities are different. Racially diverse stock photos provide cheerful faces to match each child whose strengths or abilities are discussed. The book’s positive tone, empowering message, and focus on personal strengths provide a helpful lens for discussing both abilities and disabilities in the broader context of individualism.
— Miriam Aronin