Special People, Special Ways
When I reviewed Special People, Special Ways by Arlene McGuire and illustrated by Sheila Bailey in October, I discussed how beneficial the content and the message of the story can be for children of varying ages and disabilities.
This picture book, Gente Especial, Necesidades Especiales is an excellent and necessary addition to any early elementary classroom, preschool and home library collection. This book was published in 2000, but it is timeless with regards to the message that it presents. If we can start teaching our children these values at home at an early age, it will be even easier to accept these differences at school and in our community. To read more about the review and tips for implementing in the classroom, click here.
Now in Spanish!
Special People, Special Ways is now available in Spanish. As a speech language pathologist, I work with many children who are bilingual or whose primary language is Spanish. It’s important to publish books in multiple languages to give access to all children both English and Spanish speaking. Reading this book can also be an excellent opportunity to learn some news words in Spanish as well as gain knowledge and acceptance in our community.