Winner of a 2015 Academic’s Choice Award, here is a children’s book that will help guide and inspire kids to reach their full potential.
Temple Did It, and I Can Too! explains the obstacles Dr. Temple Grandin faced while growing up, then gives the rules she followed to overcome them and become a leading animal scientist.
This colorful book was written with the input and guidance of Dr. Grandin, and even includes an introduction by her.
Includes worksheets for kids to identify and reach their goals.
Carol Stock Kranowitz, author, The Out of Sync Child (Carol Kranowitz)
"Temple Did it, I Can Too" is a perfect book for a Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) class or even language arts class. After her short biography, she offers 7 tenets for children to follow. I particularly liked page 13. It gave an example of the kind of thinking kids should really develop. She synthesizes two passions and (bugs and math) comes up with a career that a child can strive for. A classroom teacher could easily turn this into a child-centered classroom activity that would really engage the child as well as offer the opportunity for the child to become empowered to be a professional at something (as well as write about it) they love at such a young age. Well done, Temple. You are a hero to both children with academic challenges as well as students with emotional and physical challenges. This is a very empowering book for young children.