When Santa stops by BJ’s Tree Farm to check on his spare sleigh, he finds a book he wants to read to the children. Special thanks to ASR Media Production for capturing this wonderful reading of Our Friend Mikayla.
Written and illustrated by Mikayla’s third grade class, Our Friend Mikayla was first published in 2006 has been read across the country and beyond. Mikayla’s friends created a valuable resource that teachers and parents are using to help kids who may be afraid or intimidated upon meeting a disabled child in their school or community. It is an honest and beautiful story about friendship that should be shared with children of all ages. Our Friend Mikayla was presented at the 2010 Arc of the United States National Convention and was donated to every public elementary school in Pennsylvania in 2012.
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Mikayla’s Voice is proud to have published three books written and illustrated by children for other kids about having a friend with a disability. Kids are sometime the best teachers because they know what will be most meaningful to other children. Simply explained by these young authors, “All kids are different… so kids with disabilities are really no different than us.”
While Brady is challenged by autism, Mikayla was born with a brain injury and Jeffrey has Down syndrome, these books are about much more than their main characters or their disabilities. They are about friendship. And kindness.
Invaluable messages for kids of all ages and abilities. Valuable books for every home and classroom. All proceeds benefit Mikayla’s Voice.