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My Friend Isabelle

Title

My Friend Isabelle

Authors

Eliza Woloson

Illustrator

Bryan Gough

Publisher

Woodbine House

Publication Year

2003

ISBN

9781890627508

Pages

28 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Isabelle and Charlie are friends. They both like to draw, dance, read, and play at the park. They both like to eat Cheerios. They both cry if their feelings are hurt. And like most friends, they are also different from each other. Isabelle has Down syndrome. Charlie doesn't.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Developmental disability; Down syndrome

Main Character

female child; male child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Dolly Gray Children's Literature Award, 2004, Nominee, Picture Book

Keywords

dancing; childhood; toddlers; drawing; playing; Cheerios; emotions; friendship

Diversity Impact

indirect

My Friend Isabelle


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