Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You

by Sonia Sotomayor
Grade K-3

Description from SOMN

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and award-winning artist Rafael Lopez create a kind and caring book about the differences that make each of us unique. Feeling different, especially as a kid, can be tough. But in the same way that different types of plants and flowers make a garden more beautiful and enjoyable, different types of people make our world more vibrant and wonderful.

Discussion questions from SOMN

  • Why does the author call the book Just Ask!
  • Why do you think the author wrote this book? What do you think she wants you to learn from her book?
  • How might asking questions help us understand each other? Is it ever hard to ask questions?
  • Which child in the book are you most like and why?

Classroom activities