Sunday, February 10, 2008

Victoria's Day....

This week, while we were at the library getting our weekly supply of books [Emma Sage takes out between 30 and 40 books a week] as part of our homeschooling curriculm to read.

We are using a literature based homeschooling program and we learn many of our lessons from the fast variety of books that we are blessed to be able to access at our local library.

As we were walking through the shelves of children's books, [up on the top of the shelves, the librarian always has a collection of books set up to look at and take] I hear Emma Sage exclaim.....

"Look Mommy, she is beautiful just like me" pointing up to a book on the top of the shelf.

We take it down to add to our pile, and I get this huge smile across my face.

This is the book that Emma Sage found:

A book about the normalcy of difference

It is called Victoria's Day by Maria de Fatima Campos

This book just made my heart soar, first because my daughter noticed right away the beauty of the child on the cover as possessing the same unique beauty she also possesses.

The second facet of the book that is amazing is that it never talks about Down syndrome or difference.....it is a celebration of a Day in the Life of Victoria [and the exact reason I have this blog for Emma Sage, to share with the world the Normalcy of Difference]. The last page has resources and information on inclusion.

So, please don't mind Emma Sage's bed-head in the picture, but she was so excited about her library find and we wanted to share!

9 comments:

Kari said...

Huge smiles coming your way sweet girl. *Now off to the library for our copy :)

Laura said...

Thanks for the heads up TM & Miss ES. I just ordered it from Borders! Can't wait to get it, and can't wait to see you guys again. Get out your calendar and give us a call! We are long overdue to hang out :)

Rachel said...

That is really cool!

Nicole said...

I ordered it and the parenting book you recommended. :) Love you!

The Journey Begins Here said...

I love your blog. I don't even know how I found it...oh, it was from Noah's page, I think. Emma Sage...a beautiful name for a beautiful girl. Thanks for sharing with me tonight. Theresa

SunflowerMom said...

What a great find! I haven't read that one yet, looks like a winner!

Shelley said...

What a lovely story - and VIctoria sure does look beautiful. Thanks for posting.

Amy said...

That is one of our favorite books, too.

Conny said...

OMG - that is so neat! And yes, she's so beautiful!!!! Now I am off to check out the book ...