The Invisible Boy

A simple act of kindness can transform an invisible boy into a friend… Meet Brian, the invisible boy. Nobody ever seems to notice him or think to include him in their group, game, or birthday party . . . until, that is, a new kid comes to class. When Justin, the new boy, arrives, Brian is the first to make him feel welcome. And when Brian and Justin team up to work on a class project together, Brian finds a way to shine. From esteemed author and speaker Trudy Ludwig and acclaimed illustrator Patrice Barton, this gentle story shows how small acts of kindness can help children feel included and allow them to flourish. Any parent, teacher, or counselor looking for material that sensitively addresses the needs of quieter children will find The Invisible Boy a valuable and important resource. Includes backmatter with discussion questions and resources for further reading. 

People always seemed to think that I’m arrogant and I don’t give a s**t. Truthfully, I’ve always been shy and I am way too empathetic for my own good. 

And though I never liked being in the spotlight, I don’t know if I ever felt “invisible”. Maybe I was, though maybe that’s not even a bad thing. 

I think that pushing someone to be someone else does plenty of harm, while embracing the fact that people are different can be liberating. Some people like to shine, some love to relax in the shadows.. But this book is about more than that. It’s also about making friends and being accepted as you are. It’s about being kind. 

My advice?… Just be yourself, after all, everyone else is taken 😉

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