Carol Holmgren’s New Book ‘It’s Okay to Be Different’ Holds A Beautiful Reminder of One’s Worth and Unmatched Beauty

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Jun 2, 2022

Fulton Books author Carol Holmgren, a semiretired woman who currently works part-time at a golf course, has completed her most recent book “It’s Okay to Be Different”: a heartfelt illustrated tale that follows Taylor as she enters a Special Needs Center and finds the beauty in it and in herself. Here, she found friends and a sense of belonging and adventure.

Holmgren shares, “I was married right out of high school and bore two sons within the first two years. Needing extra income but wanting to stay home with my sons, I decided to do in home child care. I did child care for the next forty-two years. I had many children enrolled in my child care facility all with different wants and needs. One of the children I had was partly deaf. During our reading hour, I had to spend a little extra time with this child. Some of the other children did not understand this. I would then explain that she was a little different than them because of her hearing disability, but it was okay to be different. At one point, we would discuss all the ways that children could be different from each other. We discussed each child separately and what they liked and what they did not like. We discussed their favorite foods, their favorite playtime, and even what they wanted to be when they grew up. By doing this, it showed them that they were all different, whether it was a handicap or just being a normal difference. When I decided to write short stories, this was the first one I wanted to write about based on my experience with the children.”

Published by Fulton Books, Carol Holmgren’s lovely picture book warms the heart with a wonderful story about a special kid who found friendship and fun in a place she never expected to. 

This is a great read for young children, as it carries a message they can embrace forever. 

Readers who wish to experience this charming work can purchase “It’s Okay to Be Different” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

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Source: Fulton Books

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