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
Category New!, SEL
Subject SEL, Social Studies
Copyright 2021
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Blue Owl Books
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2020-08-01
BISACS JNF053200, JNF053140, JNF052000
Dewey 153.9
Dimensions 7.5 x 9
Lexile 540
Guided Reading Level H
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents

Reviews

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

Author: Abby Colich