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What If We Were All The Same!: A Children's Book About Ethnic Diversity and Inclusion

What If We Were All The Same!: A Children's Book About Ethnic Diversity and Inclusion


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"What If We Were All The Same! is an inspirational and warm celebration of the differences in all living things..."

Finalist in the 14th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards (2020)

2020 Gold recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award

Award Winner in the 2019 Children's Picture Book Category by American Book Fest

What If We Were All The Same! embraces all of our beautiful differences. Aimed to help children understand there are many great reasons for being friends with those who are different than they are. Whether they have red hair or brown hair, green eyes or blue eyes, long legs or short legs, light skin or dark skin, glasses, uses a wheelchair or anything else, it's absolutely OKAY! Our differences are what makes us unique and if we truly think about it, would you want to be the exact same as someone else?

What If We Were All The Same! is fun-filled with rhymes and colorful illustrations, brings attention to tough topics children can relate to.

  • Great book for parents; conversation starter to discuss prejudices and racism to kids
  • Great book for librarians and teachers; school introduction or back-to-school reading
  • Great book to discuss friendship, acceptance, empathy, bullying, and more
  • Great multicultural representation of diversity, inclusion, and acceptance

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733152471
Publisher: Purple Diamond Press LLC
Publication date: 11/05/2019
Edition description: Edition
Pages: 28
Sales rank: 72,737
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.07(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Charity Michelle Harris spent her childhood feeling different. At age seven, she was diagnosed with Charcot Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT), a neuromuscular disease that made it difficult for her to do things like other little kids. Children would call Charity "crippled," tease her for being skinny and would even imitate the way she walked.

Even though she faced a few bullies growing up, Charity also had friends who were there when she needed them most. If her backpack were too heavy, some would carry it for her; if she stumbled or fell while walking, others would help her get back up; and when her hands were too tired to move, her friends would help her open her snacks.

She wrote What If We Were All the Same! as a love letter to the child, she was- one who thought her differences made her unable and unimportant enough to chase her dreams.

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