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Katie's story is told by her fourth grade classmate who wants to be friends with Katie but doesn't know how. Everyone in the school has a nickname that reflects individual hobbies and personalities. When Katie comes to the school, her classmates are eager to involve her in their activities and learn what is special about her. This proves to be quite a challenge. How can Katie fit in with her classmates when she can't even talk?
How Katie Got a Voice (and a cool new nickname) celebrates our uniqueness, and also highlights how sometimes a little help is needed to show us how much we are alike. Read this book in the classroom, in therapy, at home, and to youth groups to open a discussion about differences, acceptance, disability etiquette, and overcoming challenges.
How Katie Got a Voice (and a cool new nickname)
Written by Patricia L. Mervine, M.A., CCC-SLP Illustrated by Ian Acker