Am I Weird?

A Chapter Book about Finding Your Place When You Feel Like You Don't Fit in

Author: Jennifer Licate
Illustrator: Suzanne Beaky
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Winner of the Counselor's Choice Award!

The middle years can be tough, especially when you feel like you don't quite fit in. 

Meet Eva... an artist with a unique style! She loves exploring new art forms, and she really enjoys crafts. People often compliment Eva on her artwork!

But when Eva looks around at school and in her neighborhood, she sees most people dress similarly and enjoy the same kinds of outdoor, sporty activities. When the other girls at school gather, they tolerate Eva but they sometimes snipe and gossip about things that make her uncomfortable. It just doesn't appeal to Eva, and she wonders... AM I WEIRD?

Luckily, Eva has a best friend, Isaiah, and an understanding mom who are there to remind her that everyone is different, and as long as she is kind and caring toward others, she can be true to herself and be happy.

Extend the learning with the Teacher and Counselor Activity Guide designed to accompany the chapter book!

This quick-read chapter book is part of the Navigating Friendships chapter book series, which is great for students in grades 4 through 7 who are struggling with changing friendships, anxiety, or teasing and learning about self-advocacy, and how to get along with others.

The series also includes:

About the Author

JENNIFER LICATE received her Master's Degree in School Counseling from West Chester University and has worked as a School Counselor for over ten years. She currently splits her time between two schools and enjoys the dynamic of working with children from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Her book, He's Not Just Teasing! is the winner of the MOM's Choice Gold Award Honoring Excellence. The book series won the Counselor's Choice Award, which is awarded by Licensed Mental Health Therapists for "Recognition of Quality in the Field." Counseling young children one day and teenagers another (as well as raising two kids of her own) has taught Jennifer a universal truth: all children want to be loved, valued and respected for the unique individuals they are. She channels this truth and her love of counseling and creativity to craft children's books whose aim is to help children of all ages navigate the challenges of growing up with stories that speak directly to them. Jennifer has also been featured in an article for Motherhood: The Real Deal - Six Ways to Encourage and Celebrate Your Child's Uniqueness!

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Published by Boys Town Press
ISBN: 978-1-944882-65-5
Juvenile Fiction
Full Color Illustrations
40 pages
Softcover, 6"x9"
Grades 4-8; Ages 9-14
Lexile Measure: 600L
F&P Level: R