The Only One Club
By Jane Naliboff
Mathews class is making Christmas decorations for their room,
but Jennifer is Jewish and is making Hanukah decorations. Jennifer
makes herself a badge at home that says The Only One Club
to signify that she is special. However, when she wears the badge
at school, the other students want to join her club. What will Jennifer
by Jeff Hopkins show children with different skin tones and hair
texture. This is especially true in classrooms across the country
and gives children an opportunity to see other children like themselves
in books. The facial expressions show a range of emotions and are
very realistic. The text is conversational and easy to read.
way Naliboff deals with the need for each child to feel unique and
special is touching. She effectively uses Jennifer to explore a
childs feelings about being different and what happens when
feelings are hurt.