Book: Jothy, My Kind of Different
A children's book for 3rd-6th graders about what it is like to be disabled, how it feels to be different and how it is possible to adapt and overcome the disability physically and emotionally finding a new norm and building strong self-esteem
by Sara Hulse Kehs
illustrated by Ellen Hulse Permoda
This children’s book promotes awareness of what it is like to be disabled: how it feels to be different; how it is possible to adapt and overcome the disability physically and emotionally, eventually finding a new norm; building self-esteem. It is aimed at children in third to sixth grade; younger children with parental support; the book is 3rd grade reading level.
From the back cover: Have you ever gone to the movies and had your foot fall off? That is exactly what happened to Jothy after the amputation of his right leg due to bone cancer. Becoming a one-legged was hard physically and emotionally. With the help of family, friends, and his new prosthetic leg, Jothy accepts and overcomes the challenges of living life as a one-legged.
This is based on the true life story of Jothy Rosenberg.