Inspired by real events, I Walk with Vanessa explores the feelings of helplessness and anger that arise in the wake of seeing a classmate treated badly, and shows how a single act of kindness can lead to an entire community joining in to help. By choosing only pictures to tell their story, the creators underscore the idea that someone can be an ally without having to say a word. With themes of acceptance, kindness, and strength in numbers, this timeless and profound feel-good story will resonate with readers young and old.
This heartfelt kindness and back to school themed book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like acceptance and bullying. It is also great for targeting predicting and inferencing with its wordless narrative structure. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using I Walk with Vanessa in speech therapy below: