When Charley Met Emma
“Different isn’t weird, sad, bad, or strange. Different is different. And different is OK!”
Charley likes to draw and be quiet, which makes him feel different. At the park one day he sees another child, a young girl, with very visible limb differences. Emma tells Charley the things she doesn’t like hearing, but kindly informs him that questions are okay. As the two interact, readers are drawn into the warmth that occurs when genuine inclusion starts to happen.
Rarely do we endorse a book so heartily as to advocate that every classroom and home should have a copy. This is one of those rare books.
When Charley Met Emma by@thislittlemiggyand illustrated by@mer_mag. Published by@beamingbooksmn.