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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and award-winning artist Rafael Lopez create a kind and caring book about the differences that make each of us unique.

A #1 New York Times bestseller!

Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award!

Feeling different, especially as a kid, can be tough. But in the same way that different types of plants and flowers make a garden more beautiful and enjoyable, different types of people make our world more vibrant and wonderful.

In Just Ask, United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor celebrates the different abilities kids (and people of all ages) have. Using her own experience as a child who was diagnosed with diabetes, Justice Sotomayor writes about children with all sorts of challenges–and looks at the special powers those kids have as well. As the kids work together to build a community garden, asking questions of each other along the way, this book encourages readers to do the same: When we come across someone who is different from us but we’re not sure why, all we have to do is Just Ask.

Praise for Just Ask:

* “Addressing topics too often ignored, this picture book presents information in a direct and wonderfully child-friendly way.” —Booklist, *STARRED REVIEW*

“An affirmative, delightfully diverse overview of disabilities.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A hopeful and sunny exploration of the many things that make us unique [with] dynamic and vibrant illustrations [that] emphasize each character’s unique abilities. . . . A thoughtful and empathetic story of inclusion.” —SLJ


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Learn about Sonia Sotomayor:

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor tells her own story for young readers for the very first time!

Publisher‏:‎Philomel Books; Illustrated edition (September 3, 2019)
Language‏:‎English
Hardcover‏:‎32 pages
ISBN-10‏:‎0525514120
ISBN-13‏:‎978-0525514121
Reading age‏:‎4 – 8 years
Grade level‏:‎Preschool – 3
Item Weight‏:‎14.8 ounces
Dimensions‏:‎9.38 x 0.33 x 11.31 inches
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