CMHarris Award

Aimed to build self-esteem and enhance the acceptance of others, this wonderfully illustrated diverse children’s story encourages children not to judge others. Embracing acceptance and self-love.

Ms. Freckle has a secret she’s worried that her students will laugh at, but the students try to show her there’s nothing to fear — or is there?

What could her secret be?

We all have differences, but once you step into the class of Ms. Freckle — the nicest teacher of them all, there’s no need to worry! Just Because… is a feel-good story about accepting who we are and finding the courage to be who we are despite what others may think.

 Just Because… embraces the acceptance of ourselves and others while identifying that our circumstances do not define us. Just Because you wear glasses does not mean you’re a nerd and Just Because you may be short does not mean you can’t play sports. We can do anything!

Who is this book for?

  • Teachers of children in grades 1st to 4th

  • Parents who wish to address and discuss the issue of bullying

  • Families who have children with different physical abilities i.e children who use a wheelchair or have tourrets syndrome

  • Therapist, counselors, parents, siblings, teachers and anyone who wants to share the message of embracing differences, self-acceptance and self-love

ISBN: 978-173315240-2 (paperback)
Published by Purple Diamond Press 2020

For wholesale distribution: Ingram

Illustrator – Ashlynn Feather
Editor – Lisa Davis