Lucky Me

  • Illustrated By: Juan Camilo Mayorga
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:brothers, visual impairment, friendship, different abilities, Braille
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  • Available:10/17/2023
  • Lexile:AD890L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:N
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“This book stands out with its sensitive and positive portrayal of a visually impaired character and the normalized support of others. An essential purchase for all libraries.”  — School Library Journal

Bruno's home is a bit different, but he wouldn't trade it for the world.

Bruno's friend Sanjay is lucky: He doesn’t have to share his room (well, except with a pet iguana), and he can leave his toy soldiers all over the house. And Bruno’s brother, Mateo, who is visually impaired, is pretty lucky too: He has a dog named Rocco who helps him get around. Plus, Mateo can keep reading after dark by using just his fingers (while Bruno has to use a flashlight).

Still, Bruno has it pretty good. He can leave his bed a total mess. He can play dinosaurs with Sanjay and his iguana. And he can listen to Mateo’s made-up adventure stories (Mateo is a great storyteller). If he had to compare, he’d say he was the luckiest of all to have such a great friend and great brother.

★“This book stands out with its sensitive and positive portrayal of a visually impaired character and the normalized support of others. An essential purchase for all libraries.”

– School Library Journal, Starred review

Lucky Me is an outstanding book to help children empathize with people with any form of disability and understand that a disability does not need to limit an individual’s freedom, achievements, or enjoyment of life. Highly Recommended.”

– Sal's Fiction Addiction

“Schimel challenges readers to consider others and their differing situations. He encourages children to not see disabilities as deficits, but as having their advantages and every individual being lucky in their own way. This book is a must-have for any household or classroom seeking to promote awareness and acceptance.”

– Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)
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