Amazing Grace

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Author: Mary Hoffman and Caroline Binch

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd

Synopsis: Grace loves stories, whether they’re from books, movies, or the kind her grandmother tells. At school, she gets a chance to audition for the role of Peter Pan. However, her classmates tell her she can’t be Peter Pan because of her gender and her skin color. Grace’s mother inspires her to audition in spite of her differences. She ends up getting the role and all her classmates praise her performance.

Debrief Questions:

  • Why did Grace’s classmates think that she wasn’t able to play the role of Peter Pan? Did you think she was capable?
  • What does it mean to be confident in your talents? Can you still be good at something even if people tell you that you can’t be?