God Made Me Unique: Helping Children See Value in Every Person is a beautifully illustrated picture book which helps parents and caregivers teach children that God creates every person in his image and each one has tremendous value, regardless of appearance or abilities.
The story is set in a Sunday school classroom where a new student, Brie, is introduced by her mom. Brie’s Sunday school teacher takes the time to welcome Brie and to explain to the other children why she is wearing headphones. Through getting to know Brie, the children are guided into a biblical understanding of the uniqueness of every child of God. Along the way, they learn to ask questions and gain an understanding about their new friend.
Told in a charming rhyming style, this colorful, hardcover book will help eliminate fear and misconceptions about those who have special needs as it emphasizes that every person deserves to be treated with kindness and respect.
The back of the book contains a special section just for parents and caregivers that will guide them in how to have biblical, loving conversations with children. Additional information and resources are provided to equip parents to talk effectively about this important subject.
About the author:
Since 1979, Joni and Friends has been advancing disability ministry and changing the church and communities around the world. They author a number of books that encourage people living with disability and that prepare leaders in ministry, education, medicine, and science to become involved in disability ministry.
Trish Mahoney is a graphic designer and illustrator living in Seattle where she operates the Mahoney Studio with her husband, Patrick, also an illustrator and designer. Trish is also the illustrator for the God Made Me series and the Beginner’s Gospel Story Bible.