Just Jen: Living With Invisible Differences
By R.S. Hibbard
In this funny, heartwarming celebration of kindness and inclusion, spunky grade school narrator Jenna, or Jen (as she prefers), shares all about living with invisible differences.
Jen skips through life, introducing readers to methods of coping with congenital anomalies, including hearing loss, palate and heart defects, and scoliosis caused by 22q11.2 DS. Hilarious illustrations introduce differences such as sensory preferences, autism, peanut allergy, diabetes, NG tubes, lyme disease, lupus, contrasting opinions on tuna, and more. Kid-friendly glossary explains concepts and medical lingo to readers of all ages.
A perfect primer on empathy for school aged children, Just Jen reminds us to be kind, be yourself, and accept others as they are.