Book Review: Acceptance is my Superpower by Alicia Ortego

From the bestselling author of Kindness is my Superpower

We are all different. And whilst children are often wonderful at accepting differences easily, there are times when a lack of understanding can result in hurtful words or actions.  As adults, it is our responsibility to teach children that differences are not flaws but are, in fact, our super powers.

Lisa, a primary school student with a love of singing, learns just that in ‘Acceptance is my Superpower’ when a cruel comment from someone she regards as a friend leads her down a path of discovery of the true meaning of diversity and how it can be applied to everyone.

Laid out as a charming poem with colourful illustrations, children will delight in learning:

⭐️ How to love themselves

⭐️ How to accept others

⭐️ How to control negative emotions

⭐️ How to share their newfound knowledge

Learning by example

The examples in this story are there to teach children that their differences are not to be ridiculed but instead, celebrated. When Lisa learns this valuable lesson in the book and then shares that knowledge with the person who upset her, we realise the importance of helping children understand the world would be a very boring place indeed if we were all the same.


“Just like all the petals on all these different flowers,

Diversity is beautiful and gives us superpowers!”

Please join me and Lucas spread the word to all you know,

Acceptance is our superpower and together we will grow. 


Join Lisa and Lucas, as together, they learn the most valuable lesson of all – they have a superpower – their acceptance.


My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

I read Kindness is my Superpower and Breathing is my Superpower and they’re both great books for children, so I was happy to read this book as well.

Acceptance is My Superpower is about a girl who wears glasses and gets upset one day when a friend teases her about wearing them. When she goes home, her parents explain to her that we are all different in our own way and the world would be a boring place if we were all the same. Our differences can be from our clothes to our looks and the subjects we like and the the things we like to do, but it shouldn’t matter.

This is a wonderful way for children to learn about acceptance. It teaches them that it’s okay to be different and that we should accept people the way they are.

About the Author

A school teacher and an avid children’s book author, Alicia Ortego, has a wealth of experience spanning over 20 years working with children. Since she was young, Alicia had nurtured a passion for telling stories, which inspired her to start writing stories for children. She writes in a simple, easily understandable language, and an entertaining style that keeps children hooked to her books while learning vital lessons about virtues.

Alicia lives in New York and in her free time, enjoys spending quality time with her family and drawing.

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