Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You

by Sonia Sotomayor

Other authorsRafael López (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 2019





Philomel Books (2019), 32 pages


Feeling different, especially as a kid, can be tough. But in the same way that different types of plants and flowers make a garden more beautiful and enjoyable, different types of people make our world more vibrant and wonderful. In Just Ask, United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor celebrates the different abilities kids (and people of all ages) have. Using her own experience as a child who was diagnosed with diabetes, Justice Sotomayor writes about children with all sorts of challenges--and looks at the special powers those kids have as well. As the kids work together to build a community garden, asking questions of each other along the way, this book encourages readers to do the same- When we come across someone who is different from us but we're not sure why, all we have to do is Just Ask.… (more)

User reviews

LibraryThing member kodonnell
This is a heartwarming book encouraging kids to ask if they don't understand things/people. It celebrates people of all abilities. The kids in this book work together to grow plants and ask each other questions along the way. This would be a book good for any child. The more we normalize asking questions the less people will misunderstand each other. I highly recommend this book. It also is available in Spanish.… (more)


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Physical description

32 p.; 9.38 inches


0525514120 / 9780525514121


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