Elementary Students read ‘Just Ask’ by US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

February 8, 2021

A elementary school bulletin board that says, We Are All UniqueIn Just Ask, United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor celebrates the different abilities kids have. Using her own experience as a child who was diagnosed with diabetes, Justice Sotomayor writes about children with all sorts of challenges–and looks at the special powers those kids have as well. The kids work together to build a community garden, and ask questions of each other along the way. Throughout the book, it encourages readers to do the same: When we come across someone who is different from us but we’re not sure why, all we have to do is Just Ask.

Elementary students then reflected on what their special powers were and what made them unique. Read their flowers, or just ask!