The Girl with the Robot Leg: Being Brave was written and illustrated by Emily, and published through Amazon in May of 2020. In this story, a young girl with a prosthetic leg shows that her life is similar to that of her friends. She then learns an important lesson about being brave after an interaction with another child who is frightened when she removes her prosthetic leg at the swimming pool.
What Readers are Saying:
“This is such a wonderful story that teaches the importance of inclusivity, overcoming obstacles and being BRAVE. My 7 yr old son read this to our family and said ‘Hey mom I want a robot leg too!’ It teaches compassion, acceptance of differences and courage amidst fear in a way that children, especially, can comprehend and relate to. I absolutely love this story and most importantly, my kids love it too! A must have addition to every household’s little library.” ~ Lindsay P.
“We have been having long talks about racism lately and discrimination in general. This book had perfect timing. I realized they haven’t really been exposed to that many people with different abilities yet as we were reading through it and I love how the book incorporated more than just limb loss into the pictures. It gave us the opportunity to talk about all of that. I have always taught my children to love people because they are people, but lately I have been explaining that it’s not enough to just be inclusive of all people, but that it’s very important and I EXPECT every single one of them to not just disagree with rude/mean comments, statements, or jokes but to stand up for people and to tell their friends it isn’t acceptable to say things like that or treat people differently. It’s been a great teaching tool for us. I’m so glad I bought a copy.” ~ Jennifer J.
What to read the book with me? Check out this video I did for the #WeRead initiative with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation: