Different–A Great Thing to Be!
Heather Avis
Illustrator: Sarah Mensinga
Genres: Children’s
Release Date: June 29, 2021

ISBN-10: ‎ 0593232658
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0593232651

Book Summary:
This joyful rhyming book encourages children to value the “different” in all people, leading the way to a kinder world in which the differences in all of us are celebrated and embraced.

Macy is a girl who’s a lot like you and me, but she’s also quite different, which is a great thing to be. With kindness, grace, and bravery, Macy finds her place in the world, bringing beauty and laughter wherever she goes and leading others to find delight in the unique design of every person.

Children are naturally aware of the differences they encounter at school, in their neighborhood, and in other everyday relationships. They just need to be given tools to understand and appreciate what makes us “different,” permission to ask questions about it, and eyes to see and celebrate it in themselves as well as in those around them.


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About The Author

Heather Avis is founder and chief visionary officer at The Lucky Few, a social awareness brand on a mission to make a more inclusive and loving world with an emphasis on shifting the Down syndrome narrative. She runs The Lucky Few's hit Instagram account and is the author of a book and co-host of the podcast by the same name. Previously she worked as an education specialist teaching high school students. Heather lives in Southern California with her husband, Josh, and their three kids Macy, Truly, and August.

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