You are Enough: A book about Inclusion
It can be hard to be different-whether because of how you look, where you live, or what you can or can't do. But wouldn't it be boring if we were all the same? Being different is great! Being different is what makes you YOU.
This inclusive and empowering picture book from Sofia Sanchez-an 11-year-old model and actress with Down syndrome-reminds readers how important it is to embrace your differences, be confident, and be proud of who you are. Imagine all of the wonderful things you can do if you don't let anyone stop you! You are enough just how you are.
Sofia is unique, but her message is universal: We all belong. So each spread features beautiful, full-color illustrations of a full cast of kid characters with all kinds of backgrounds, experiences, and abilities.
This book also includes back matter with a brief bio of Sofia and her journey so far, as well as additional information about Down syndrome and how we can all be more accepting, more inclusive, and more kind.
Sofia Sanchez is a fifth-grade student, actress, model, and self-advocate for Down syndrome. She has appeared in campaigns for brands like Target, Hallmark, and American Girl and made appearances on The Today Show and ABC World News Tonight. Sofia loves people, and she first went viral for her video that told the world Down syndrome is not scary... it's exciting! When she's not speaking up and following her dreams, Sofia loves to sing, do ballet, eat, and give hugs! Sofia lives in Northern California with her parents, three older brothers, two dogs, and a cat.
Margaret Meg O'Hair is a mom to two kids, a kindergarten teacher, and an award-winning writer. She likes to be on the water -- whether it's on boats, kayaks, or paddleboards -- with her family and their two Portuguese water dogs, Sailor and Surfer. Meg has been inspired to write books about Sofia from the first day they met, including Be-You-Tiful: Love, Sofia and Ride the Wave: Love, Sofia and Haole the Surf Dog. You Are Enough is her eighth book for children.
Sofia Cardoso is an illustrator and designer who specializes in children's illustration. She currently lives and creates from Portugal.
An uplifting look at disability and differences. Kirkus Reviews
[The book's] cheerful exhortations may serve as a source of support and encouragement. Publishers Weekly
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