It can be hard to be different-whether because of how you look, where you live, or what you can or can't do. But wouldn't it be boring if we were all the same? Being different is great! Being different is what makes you YOU.
This inclusive and empowering picture book from Sofia Sanchez-an 11-year-old model and actress with Down syndrome-reminds readers how important it is to embrace your differences, be confident, and be proud of who you are. Imagine all of the wonderful things you can do if you don't let anyone stop you! You are enough just how you are.
Sofia is unique, but her message is universal: We all belong. So each spread features beautiful, full-color illustrations of a full cast of kid characters with all kinds of backgrounds, experiences, and abilities.
This book also includes back matter with a brief bio of Sofia and her journey so far, as well as additional information about Down syndrome and how we can all be more accepting, more inclusive, and more kind.
Sofia Cardoso is an illustrator, designer, and foodie currently living and creating from Portugal, specializing in children’s illustration. Her passion for illustration goes all the way back to her childhood years when her enthusiastic urge to create and doodle was nurtured by family and educators since kindergarten, mostly through drawing, painting, and collage. Nowadays she gets to spend her days creating for children's books. Using a mix of both traditional and digital ends, Sofia’s work aims to inspire joy and creativity in both kids and kids at heart. When she's not creating, chances are that you'll find her either snuggled in a cozy spot bullet journaling or watching the food channel, before going to the kitchen to do a fair amount of trial and error with cooking and baking.
Margaret “Meg” O'Hair is a mom to two kids, a kindergarten teacher, and an award-winning writer. She likes to be on the water—whether it’s on boats, kayaks, or paddleboards—with her family and their two Portuguese Water Dogs, Sailor and Surfer. Meg has been inspired to write books about Sofia from the first day they met, including Be-You-Tiful: Love, Sofia
, and Ride the Wave: Love, Sofia and Haole the Surf Dog
. You Are Enough
is her eighth book for children. Meg can be found at margaretohair.com and on Instagram at @margaretohair, where she journals her writing life with dogs.