Stacy McAnulty’s The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl provides a great avenue to teach empathy to gifted and 2e students.
Books such as Morgan and the Forty Thieves provide twice-exceptional learners with easier comprehension of text and content.
These three books together present a unifying theme of creativity, joy, and the power of imagination.
While working on another project, I discovered that Mo Willems has published the third book in his (and his daughter’s!) Knuffle Bunny Series. Mo Willems broke onto the picture-book scene with Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus (2003, Hyperion Books), a Caldecott Honor book in 2004. Eight more Pigeon…
Diversity is a seriously important, contemporary issue; and we must address it in our homes and in our classrooms. One major element in discussing diversity is empathy. What better way is there to foster empathy than through books?