Welcome to the children’s book series

Different, Yet Like Me

By MARY SALZ

The series is designed to provide a better understanding of how illnesses, disabilities, and differences affect people.

Each book tells the story of a person with a difference such as a disability or illness.

As children read about things the person encounters and how they deal with differences, they may become more comfortable around people with different looks. They may be more open and kind in talking with people who have differences,
realizing that the similarities between them far outweigh the differences.

Perhaps some children with differences will become more comfortable going out and start feeling more free to do the things they like.

Watch for new books. They will be listed here!
For information about having a book about you — email mary@lookbeyondpublications.com

Book One

Different, Yet Like Me: DARLA

DARLA is Book One of this series about people with differences.
It is based on a true story and the setting is the Arizona desert.

Summary

Darla finds her best friend and has a carefree childhood until she loses a leg to cancer. Her journey is difficult, going through chemotherapy and looking different after her amputation, but Darla is brave. Despite her disability, she goes out to have fun with help from her friend and sweet little support dog, a teacup poodle. Getting a new decorated prosthetic leg helps her get back to her old life. She loves being with her friends again, who were at first nervous to be with her. She is able to do almost all the things she enjoys. To celebrate her health, they all go on a fantastic trip to the Grand Canyon!

Endorsements

As a former kindergarten and preschool teacher, I appreciate this book very much. The author presents “disabilities” as normal, not to be feared. She also presents the reality that people can be hurt by being isolated because of their disabilities. I believe it is advantageous to expose children to these issues as soon as they realize differences so they can be accepting and caring. In addition, it is hoped that children with disabilities may feel more confident after reading this book. — Gaye Fifer

This book is a wonderful read for students who are facing difficulties. It is a great reminder of the importance of acceptance and friendship. This inspiring story of resiliency will encourage elementary readers! — Allison Scull, Elementary School Teacher

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Where to Buy:

Amazon Kindle at amazon.com
Your favorite bookstore can order it for you
and please ask your librarian to order it!
Available in paperback, hardcover, and ebook.

 

Contact the Author

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Where to Buy:

Amazon Kindle at amazon.com
Your favorite bookstore can order it for you and please ask your librarian to order it! Available in paperback, hardcover, and ebook.

 

Contact the Author

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Book Two

Different, Yet Like Me: LUKE

LUKE is book two of this series about people with differences.
It is inspired by real people and set in the Colorado Rockies.

Summary

Luke is a smart and funny boy who is missing just one thing…arms! 

Luckily, he has a great big brother, Ricky, to help him learn to navigate life without them – and have fun along the way.

Endorsements

“I love this book. Today, kids may be familiar with wheelchairs and sign language but someone with no arms? Not so much. More proof we are all our own “normal”. I should know; I also have no arms! — Alvin Law

As a former kindergarten and preschool teacher, I appreciate this book very much. The author presents “disabilities” as normal, not to be feared. She also presents the reality that people can be hurt by being isolated because of their disabilities. I believe it is advantageous to expose children to these issues as soon as they realize differences so they can be accepting and caring. In addition, it is hoped that children 
with disabilities may feel more confident after reading this book. — Gaye Fifer

Thanks for letting me read this! This story is great and inspirational, and I love the jokes. — John Fox of Bookfox