In Jesse's Shoes

Appreciating Kids with Special Needs

by Beverly Lewis (Author)Laura Nikiel (Illustrator)
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Help Your Child Understand Those With Special Needs

What parent hasn't urged son or daughter not to stare at or tease a child who is "different" or disabled in some way?

In this sensitive yet realistic story, Jesse's sister struggles to understand her brother--and the kids who make fun of him. This endearing book will encourage families everywhere to appreciate and befriend children with special needs.

Beverly Lewis is a New York Times bestselling author of novels for adults, children, and teens. As a former teacher and adoptive mother of disabled chidlren, she is uniquely gifted to instruct and encourage everyone to offer patience, gentleness, and yes, love to those who struggle with physical and developmental disabilities.

Laura Nikiel is a freelance illustrator whose work has been published by SRA-McGraw-Hill, Harcourt Achieve, Warner Press, ZonderKidz, and others. Her vibrant watercolor illustrations bring Jesse's world to life and help readers "walk" in his shoes.


Beverly Lewis, Author

Beverly Lewis (, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, has more than 17 million books in print. Her stories have been published in 12 languages and have regularly appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today. Beverly and her husband, David, live in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking, biking, making music, and spending time with their family.

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