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.

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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