I Am Not a Label: 34 Artists, Thinkers, Athletes and Activists with Disabilities from Past and Present

Book review by Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media
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age 6+

Detailed biographies show heart, perseverance.

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age 13+

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age 13+

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I was excited to get this book and read it with my kids, the art work is gorgeous, and I loved the concept of the book. But I am leaving a review because I see there aren’t any yet and that it’s currently recommended for ages 6+. I would disagree with that, at least for my family. These stories are inspiring but there are also tricky subjects, such as: it’s mentioned that Frida Kahlo had relationships other than with her husband, that Lady Gaga was assaulted by someone she worked with, and that Demi Lovato had bulimia and started to self-harm. These are topics that I am not ready to introduce my 7 year old to just yet. I am reading the book for myself though! I had never heard of Catalina Devandas or Wanda Diaz-Merced before but their stories are inspiring!

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