Book Review: Our Diversity Makes Us Stronger by Elizabeth Cole

If you want to teach your child to accept himself and others as they are, then this picture book about diversity will be your best assistant. It will help your little ones to respect all the differences that make us unique.

In this kids’ book, our little hero named Nick will show your children that we all are different in many ways, and everyone is unique—which is great! Nicky is afraid that his friends will not accept him because of his new reading glasses. By talking to his peers on the way to school, he discovers the beauty of diversity and realizes that our diversity is actually our strength.

This children’s book contains lovely hand-drawn illustrations and charming rhymes. With an extra coloring page inside, this book will help your children:

  • to accept and celebrate diversity
  • to be kind to those who are different
  • to love themselves the way they are
  • to boost self-confidence


My Review

I have read a couple of Elizabeth Cole’s books so I was confident that Our Diversity Makes Us Stronger would help adults teach children about acceptance of diversity.

Nicky is afraid the other kids at school will make fun of him with his new glasses but when his friend has new braces that she’s excited about, and she tells him she likes his glasses, he realizes that it’ll be okay.

I like that this book includes many aspects of diversity so that children will learn that being different is okay. Perhaps it will encourage some kids to not make fun of children who are different. The one thing that I wish was included is kids who are overweight or kids who smaller than “normal.”

Once again, Elizabeth Cole has done a good job at helping adults to teach children about an issue in a fun way. With gorgeous colorful illustrations and rhyming text, it’s a great way for kids to learn while they’re enjoying the story.

About the Author

Being a mother of two kids Elizabeth Cole very well understands that childhood is a great period of life filled with a tremendous amount of different and often changing emotions. Since the time Elizabeth received her master’s degree in psychology from University of New Orleans in 2008, she fully devoted herself to the research of kids, understanding their needs as well as their true emotions. Her five years period of working as the school teacher very much improved Elizabeth’s knowledge and motivated her even stronger. Finally, all of her experience inspired Elizabeth to write a series of children’s books.