Awesomely Emma A Charley and Emma Story
I love being me, because me is an awesome thing to be!
Emma has limb differences, but different isn't bad, sad, or strange. It's just different! But when some accessibility problems get in the way at the local art museum, it ruins the fun of a class trip...and then Emma's friend Charley makes things even worse! In the middle of a really bad day, Emma has to call upon her sense of inner awesome to stand up for herself and teach everyone a lesson about the transformative power of feeling awesome in your own skin.
Amy Webb's follow-up to When Charley Met Emma, Awesomely Emma will have all kids cheering as they learn to see the inner awesome in themselves and those around them.
Amy Webb is an artist, writer, mother, and creator of the popular blog This Little Miggy Stayed Home. As a special needs mom, she advocates for the disability and special needs community through her writings and interviews on her blog. Her work has been featured in The Mighty, A Cup of Jo, and Design*Sponge as well as through interviews in DesignMom, MotherMag, and the print publication Lunch Lady Magazine. She is the author of When Charley Met Emma. Webb lives with her handsome husband and three beautiful daughters in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Merrilee Liddiard grew up in a splendid home filled with delightful artistic chaos and ample creativity. She spent most of her youth drawing and making things like lions out of oatmeal boxes, and telling the tales that went along with them. She is known for her love of kids' design, DIY crafts, and doll making. When not drawing or creating things for her three children, Liddiard loves to travel, wander museums, sew, thrift, read, and fix up her historic home.
An inclusive depiction of a disabled girl who declares that bodies may be different but none are wrong. With a main character who confidently navigates her world and deals with strong emotions in a positive way, this title has a clear theme of self-empowerment. --School Library Journal
A book that will entertain as well as spark important conversations for young people and the adults around them is a rare thing. Awesomely Emma is a vital delight. -- -- Brad Montague, creator of Kid President web series, and NYT bestselling author of Kid President's Guide to Being Awesome
Webb blends art, activism and awareness with an authenticity that made me cheer for Emma and her friends. ---- Jamie Sumner, author of middle-grade novels Roll with It and Tune It Out, and nonfiction books Unbound and Eat, Sleep, Save the World
Awesomely Emma fills a much needed space in the picture-book marketplace. Webb shares a story of kindness and empowerment, teaching that all bodies are awesome and children can make a difference for good in their communities. ---- Camille Andros, author of the Charlotte the Scientist series and From a Small Seed
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