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April Book Review

All reviewed books are available in our branch offices or in our online store.

Lets Talk About Race by Julius Lester –  This book is a great way to start a conversation about race and racism.  Geared toward children in grades 1-5 even some older children would enjoy it.  Lester teaches us that everyone has a story that is made up of lots of things like when they were born, what race they are, who their parents are and lots more.  His message is that everyone is a person that deserves to be treated with respect no matter what color their skin is and we are all the same underneath.  AFTH price $7.00

My New Family: A First Look at Adoption by Pat ThomasA First Look At… is an easy-to-understand series of books for younger children. Each title explores emotional issues and discusses the questions such difficulties invariably raise among kids of preschool through early school age.  This book talks about birth parents, foster parents and adoptive parents.  It shows sad moments as well as happy moments.  It is a great first look at adoption.  AFTH price $7.00

Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues by Lindsey Biel & Nancy Peske – This wonderful book provides practical solutions for everyday living when raising a child with sensory integration issues. This book truly helps you to understand what sensory issues are, and what the technical language means.  It gives you great advice on how as  a parent you can help advocate for your child. It provides the steps for evaluation, and the types of therapies which are available at home and what to expect when you work with an OT. The book also contains information on how to set up an IEP or a 504 plan for your child and how to get the services you need to help your child.  AFTH price $12

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