Even though Davey is blind, he is quite capable—until he tries to play kickball.
After several missed kicks and a trampled base keeper, no one wants Davey on the team. But maybe, just maybe, there’s a solution that will work for everybody.
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Genevieve Petrillo has been teaching elementary students in New Jersey for 34 years. David DeNotaris was in her classroom many years ago, and this is a true story.
About the Author
Genevieve Petrillo has been teaching elementary students in New Jersey for 34 years. David DeNotaris was in her classroom many years ago, and this is a true storry.
Lea Lyon is an award-winning children’s book illustrator, painting
teacher, and portrait artist who has made a
childhood dream come true. Lea
loved to draw and paint as a child, and she wanted to be a children’s book
illustrator. She ended up raising a
family, going back to school for an MBA, and working in the corporate world,
but she kept painting. Now, at long last, Lea is a children’s book illustrator
with five published picture books: Say
Something, Playing War, Keep Your Ear on the
Ball (all with Tilbury), The Miracle Jar and Operation Marriage. She lives in
This is a wonderful story! It’s an inspiring example of how children are able to understand and respect differences in others—all on their own. This class used creativity and teamwork to include their classmate Davey in a game of kickball, and Davey learned that he can accept help from others and still remain independent. — Maria Runyan, educator and runner, the first legally blind athlete to compete in the Olympics