Fall 2019

Mis amigos tienen síndrome de Down (My Friend Has Down Syndrome)

From the Series Todo tipo de amigos (All Kinds of Friends)

In My Friend Has Down Syndrome, beginning readers are introduced to different characters who have Down syndrome, how Down syndrome may affect their actions, and how we can be good friends to people who have Down syndrome. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they discover how to empathetic and include all kinds of friends.

An activity encourages students to examine how everyone has different strengths, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about being a good friend online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. My Friend Has Down Syndrome also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

My Friend Has Down Syndrome is part of Jump!’s All Kinds of Friends series.

Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Kindergarten
Category Beginning Readers, New!, Spanish
Subject SEL
Copyright 2020
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Bullfrog Books
Language Spanish
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2019-08-01
BISACS JNF053180, JNF053060, JNF052000
Dewey 616.85
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.75 x 7.75
Lexile 120
Guided Reading Level F
ATOS Reading Level 1.2
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents

Reviews

Series Made Simple

Children with disabilities deserve to be positively represented in the books they read. This excellent series in Spanish introduces readers to ability diversity in a compassionate and practical way. Readers will be drawn in by the book’s full-page color photographs of children from all racial and ethnic backgrounds and all abilities and will benefit from simple text and short chapters. Photographs show friends participating in activities together without marginalizing or separating children based on their ability. Friends and caregivers of children with disabilities will learn how to be inclusive thanks to suggestions for how to make everyone feel welcome in all situations. Translations are not only accurate, but the choice of words in this series contributes to its gentle, respectful tone. VERDICT Everyone is responsible for making all children feel welcome, and this exceptional series drives that message home.

Author: Kaitlyn Duling