It’s Okay to Be Different
by Todd Parr
Summary: Illustrations and brief text describe all kinds of differences that are “okay”, such as “It’s okay to be a different color”, “It’s okay to need some help”, “it’s okay to be adopted”, and “it’s okay to have a different nose”.
Questions: a) (pg 2) Are there some times when you need help? When?
b) (pg 2) Is there someone in your neighborhood or school who needs a lot of help? Have you ever tried to help or talk to them?
c) (pg 4) Are there really rainbow-colored zebras? Are there people with different colored skin?
d) (pg 11) Do you think lions are expressing their feelings when they roar? How do you express your feelings?
e) (pg 14) Do you have any friends (or neighbors) who come from different places?
f) (pg 19) Are you proud of yourself? What do you like the most about yourself?