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The Invisible Boy

By Trudy Ludwig
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers, October 8, 2013
ISBN: 978-1582464503
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Meet Brian, the invisible boy. Nobody ever seems to notice him or think to include him in their group, game, or birthday party . . . until, that is, a new kid comes to class.

When Justin, the new boy, arrives, Brian is the first to make him feel welcome. And when Brian and Justin team up to work on a class project together, Brian finds a way to shine.Brian

From esteemed author and speaker Trudy Ludwig and illustrator Patrice Barton, this gentle story shows how small acts of kindness can help children feel included and allow them to flourish.

Praise for The Invisible Boy

USA Today, August 22, 2013
“Illustrator Barton adds a wonderful touch by drawing all the other characters in color but sketching Brian in faint shades of black and white – at least at first….Before long, Brian, in living color, is not so invisible after all. It’s a lovely lesson in the simple acts of friendship, especially recommended for the most popular kids in class.”

School Library Journal
*starred review* “This is a simple yet heartfelt story about a boy who has been excluded for no apparent reason but finds a way to cope and eventually gains acceptance.”

Kirkus Reviews
“Tender illustrations rendered in glowing hues capture Brian’s isolation deftly…Accessible, reassuring and hopeful.”

– A Junior Library Guild Selection
– Back-to-School Read Pick by
Scholastic Instructor
School Library Journal’s Best Books of 2013 Picture Books
2013 NAPPA Gold Medal Winner
Kentucky Bluegrass Award 2015 Master List
International Reading Assoc. Teachers’ Choices 2014 Selection

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