Five children…
A boy in a wheelchair,
a little girl that lost her hair,
a little boy that has a hard time with lessons,
a girl from another country and
a not so “girly” girl,
form a unique friendship at the schoolyard…

A book that teaches children

Empathy

Acceptance

Diversity

MEET THE CREATORS!

Margarita Marti (author)

Margarita Marti is an elementary school teacher. She has been working at Cyprus’ public schools since 2009. She graduated from the University of Cyprus in 2007. She holds a Master of Creative Arts in Education (Visual arts) from the University of Exeter. She loves fantasy art, cats, gummy bears, and learning.
She has Brachial Plexus Injury since birth and severe scoliosis which led to other issues. She thinks that one of the most defining moments in her life was when she learned at 18 that she could die at any moment if she didn't have surgery. Her world shattered and for a year she wasn't able to sleep. She found peace in painting. She has a strong interest in the process of creativity and likes trying out new stuff with her students.

Antigoni Adamou (illustrator)

Antigoni Adamou has studies graphic design at the University of West London and has attended a programme at the Scuola Internazionale di Comics in Italy.
She decided to portray the characters in a more modern way with vivid colors to display their uniqueness.

A book that helps children develop empathy using children to convey the message that diversity is a gift.

Meet the characters!

Jimmy

The main protagonist in this short story is Jimmy. A smart young boy. Can you guess his strengths? Read the book to find out!

Jasmine

Jasmine comes from another country. Can you guess which one? Read the book to find out more.

Γιασεμίνα χαρακτήρας από το βιβίο "Είναι εντάξει να είσαι διαφορετικός"

Reviews

This book shares an important message-that we're all unique and special in our own way. The story is about four children who each have their own challenges. Christine has lost her hair because of a disease, Billy has trouble learning things, Jimmy uses a wheelchair, and Alice has different interests than some of her friends. Eventually, they come together and discover some important things about each other. Teachers, children and families will find this book enjoyable and valuable. I recommend it. The story will help children to have healthy self-esteem.
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
children's book author | CT
Just Bought it! It is a great read. It covers the different situation where the parents could discuss with their kids about such situations. Great job! We need more of these books to help kids meditate on being different is okay
Ndeye Labadens
BSBA, MBA, DBA candidate. Author, Vlogger, Entrepreneur, and World traveler.
Beautiful story! I read this book to my children who are twins and 8 and 10..This book sold them on what I tell them that it's ok to be different and it's ok to be you. Bullying is real and my children are different they are loud and amazing.. Thank you for writing a story that has so many aspects of different in it. The bright colors and the pictures were amazing.. 5 stars not enough. I'm so pleased to have had the chance to read this book to my children... A must read for all parents to there children...
Aleisha Maree

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