Finding ways to explain to kids about differences and how those differences make us special, and that it is not a bad thing, can sometimes be hard. Justine Green, Ed.D., authored a beautiful story about a bright young girl who doesn’t know she is different, until someone points it out to her one day. Based on her own experiences, Completely Me helps shed a light on helping kids understand and talk about differences in a way that is not scary or shaming. Justine Green is a disability advocate, educator, and award winning author. Her book shares what it is like to have a disability as a child and how important loving and accepting yourself is. The main character speaks up when others question what makes her visibly different, which is an important lesson for kids. This short kid’s book is full of lessons that even adults forget, and I liked being able to talk through with my daughter what it means to love all our perfect imperfections and how to stand up for ourselves. The illustrations from Ana Luisa Silva enhance the narrative with colorful scenes and expressive characters. This is the perfect book to read with all kids to promote love, acceptance, understanding, and seeing the beauty in everyone, including yourself. Get your child’s copy at Amazon.
Kim Alsumiri is a Senior Writer who focuses on baby products and travel. A proud California native, she has a deep understanding of the needs of families with young children. With over 10 years of experience in the writing industry, Kim has a passion for finding and sharing the best products and experiences for parents and their little ones. She has also developed a strong interest in social issues related to parenting and child-rearing. As a mother of three young children, Kim knows firsthand the joys and challenges of raising a family. Her personal experience and love for travel allow her to offer valuable insights to her readers on the best places to go and things to do with kids in tow.