Lucky Me

  • Illustrated By: Juan Camilo Mayorga
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:brothers, visual impairment, friendship, different abilities, Braille
  • Available:10/17/2023
  • Lexile:AD890L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:N
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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