I received a copy of Beautifully Different for review. All opinions are my honest thoughts.

Everyone is different and that is a beautiful thing. In Beautifully Different, author Dana Salim reminds us of just that.

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Beautifully Different by Dana Salim

Yousuf wonders if being different is a good or a bad thing. Kids who are different get teased, bullied and picked on. It would be a lot simpler if everyone were the same. Yousuf’s dad suggests that he play the Time Travel game to see if he can find some answers. Yousuf loves that game. He settles back in a comfortable position, closes his eyes, clears his mind of distracting thoughts, and before he knows it, he is on a boat heading towards a far-away island.

Why are people different?
Why can’t we be the same?
Find out with Yousuf,
in the Imagination Game.
Get yourself ready
to sing, swing, and shout!
The Weeds are coming,
and there’s only one way out.

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This is a beautiful book. After reading Lori’s Are We Raising Little Racists, I was saddened to realize that there are still people out there afraid of those different them. In Yousuf’s adventure to flowerland, he learns just why it’s beautiful to be different. Not only to be different but to let those differences band us together into something absolutely beautiful.

When we join hands and stand up for ourselves and each other we can beat back the naysayers and those afraid of what is different. Would life be easier if we were all the same? Probably, but it wouldn’t be much of a life in my opinion. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this with Lincoln as he is about to head to school this fall. He’ll encounter many who are different, but my hope is that he’ll embrace those different and learn from them instead of fear them.

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One reader will one their own copy of Beautifully Different by Dana Salim. Open to US 18+ Ends 6.9/2017