We have shared a couple of books with our junior classes over the last week which have promoted discussions about empathy, difference, kindness and how unique and amazing we all are.
We’re all Wonders by RJ Palacio is the picture book version of one of our favourites Wonder, and in this book for younger readers we find out from Auggie how he feels to be seen as so different to everybody when he is actually just an ordinary boy.
“I know I can’t change the way I look but maybe, just maybe, people can change the way they see”.
Manukura the white kiwi by Joy Cowley is a brand new book we received this week in our free pack from the publishers Penguin. This tells the true story of a one of a kind white Kiwi born in the Pukaha sanctuary in the Wairarapa. You can find out about this by clicking here. Manukura is considered a taonga (a blessing) by local iwi and her name means ‘of chiefly status’.
Here are a few books from our library which acknowledge difference. Can you think of any more?