The Invisible Boy, by Trudy Ludwig and illustrated by Patrice Barton, is a picture book that is currently on the MASL Show-Me Readers nominee list for 2015-2016.
This book is about Brian. Brian is a quiet, somewhat shy student. He likes to draw, and doesn’t display a need for attention to himself. This, however, makes him almost forgotten, almost invisible.
That is, until a new student, Justin, comes to his class. Justin is able to “see” Brian, when no one else would.
This book is a great book to teach about including everyone in the class, not just those who are loud, or pushy, or otherwise noticeable.
I personally connected with this story because I was one of those “invisible” children. I know what it is like to be the quiet, shy one in class, to not raise your hand, to hope not to be called on. This book connected with me, and hopefully it will with you as well.
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