The demands of school and socializing can create anxiety and stress for kids with learning and attention issues. This story of a girl who moves from Mexico to Los Angeles with her family provides a perfect opportunity to discuss the fear of the unknown.
Listening to children’s concerns, and telling them how you handled similar situations, encourages them to identify their worries and put their fears in proper perspective. By sharing positive stories, you can help kids develop the inner strength they need to meet challenges that they otherwise might have thought were far too difficult. Use the attached reading guide to explore this book with students.