What's the Difference?: Being Different Is Amazing

32p. photos. Feiwel and Friends. Sept. 2017. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781250107091.
PreS-Gr 1—The author of I Wonder: Celebrating Daddies Doin' Work has written another powerful book for children celebrating differences. Expressive photos, collected from the followers of the author's Instagram account, demonstrate how youngsters engage in all types of activities. The images are cropped into fun shapes, fitting into colorful backgrounds. Each page starts with the question "What's the difference" and continues with "all that matters is…" Girls and boys of a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds demonstrate the concept that "understanding our differences will create an unbreakable bond." In Richards's words: "take a look at yourself. Your friends may not look like you, and that's a good thing. Because when it comes to love, keep showing that there really is no difference."
VERDICT A timely addition to nonfiction collections and a perfect read-aloud for young students.

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