We are all different – we look different, believe different things, and move and learn differently. With so many disabled people in the world, it’s important that we learn how to talk about disability with children from an early age.
Written by disability activist Ashley Harris Whaley, with illustrations by talented illustrator and advocacy campaigner Ananya Rao-Middleton, I Am, You Are supports children aged four and above, parents, teachers, and carers by explaining what disability is and why it should be celebrated.
I Am, You Are is a powerful, practical book that facilitates meaningful discussions about disability. It is intended to encourage honest and open conversation.
Most importantly, it empowers and encourages children to embrace individuality, to look out for one another, to be respectful, and to celebrate disability as diversity.
Inside, you’ll find explanations on key words and concepts written in child-friendly, accessible language, with relatable examples, supporting children’s understanding of what disability is, whether they’re at home or in the classroom.
To find out more, visit the Penguin website.