Vel Carteer Am I So Different?

ISBN 13: 9780615187556

Am I So Different?

 
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There are 17 different children in this book. All of them are concerned about being differnt in one way or another such as being tall, blind, freckles, red hair, over weight, wearing glasses, big ears, wheel chair bound, darker skin, economic status. bald from chemo therapy, kinky hair, deaf, funny nose, talks too loud, different name, being a little person or different in any way. This book was created by Vel Carter in an effort to remind children of the importance of embracing diversity and to send the message of hope and kindness to children everywhere. The lessons in this book are a clear and simple reminder for all ages that we are never too young or too old to be more kind and accepting of others in spite of our many differences.

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My name is Vel Carter. I was born in 1951. I grew up in Bountiful Utah in the fifties and sixties along with three brothers and two sisters. Our sweet mother Virginia B. Thompson raised us alone when our father Bert Thompson died in 1962. My mother is my inspiration for every good thing I do. I was better known in Bountiful as Velma Lynn Thompson. I have been married to my husband and best friend Lee since 8-6-1986. I have one son Benjamin Miller, daughter in law Jeannie and they have three children Kellie, Joshua and Olivia. My husband has seven children. Together our grandchildren number in the high twenty's. I have written all my life although this is my first book. I have more to come...look for 'The Lonley Shoe' and 'If I Had Some Fairy Dust' I am fortunate to have an excellant artist Stepanie Goodman who has previously published. She worked with me to bring my characters to life. Many of the characters in my book are real people that I know such as the little person on page 34, Taylor Vogeler and the bald girl on page 22 who had chemo therapy. This is my niece Laura Wamsley. Page 28 is my mother Virginia Booth Thompson when she was a little girl. Page 18 is Lexi Blake my friends grandaughter who is half black and half white. A beautiful girl who sometimes feels different because of the color of her skin. There are other names and faces of family members that are in the book. My artist did a beautiful job of showing a true likeness of the person and still keeping the book in perfect harmony throughout.

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A beautiful book about embracing the diversity around us and finding the common ground we all share... Dr. Stephen R. Covey. New York Times bestselling author of 'The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People' --Stephen R. Covey

Am I So Different really hits the nail on the head. In this diverse society we live in it is vitally important to teach our children the lessons this book has to offer... Richard Paul Evans, New York Times bestselling author of 'The Christmas Box and 'A Perfect day' --Richard Paul Evans

My wife and I have just had the happy privilege of reading together Vel Carter's insightful children's book, 'Am I SO Different?' Beautifully illustrated by Stephanie Goodman. Carter's poetic text cleverly yet simply and without rancor treats the issue of prejudice with all it's tragic social ramifications, leading the reader to the inescapable conclusion that while in one way or another while we are all different so are we all very much the same. We heartily recomment this book, and feel strongly that it will change many lives for the better... Blain M. Yorgason Author of 'Charlie's Monument', 'The Windwalker' and 'From One Tattered Angel, With Love' --Blain M. Yorgason

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Vel Carteer
Published by Vel Carter (2007)
ISBN 10: 0615187552 ISBN 13: 9780615187556
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