I CAN, TOO!
is a wonderful story of new friendship between two children with diverse abilities.
Piper and Kayla love to move. They ride bikes, glide on ice, swoosh down mountains and much more — each in her own
way. While Piper pedals her tricycle with her feet, Kayla uses her hands to move her trike forward. While Kayla
coasts across the ice on a sled, Piper sails along on skates. Join Kayla and Piper as they play together, explore
their world and make new friends.
The inspiration for I Can, Too! came from my daughter, who was born with spina bifida. On a visit to the mall after
she received her first wheelchair, a young boy pointed, asking his mother, “Why is that girl in a wheelbarrow?”
I welcomed questions so the unknown could be named and understood and children could get to know my daughter.
Shining a much-needed spotlight on kids who use special gear to navigate the world, I Can, Too!, will delight
readers of all abilities with its affirming story of inclusion, while also inviting readers to learn more about
adaptive devices in the back matter.