By: Alfred A. Knopf
Recommended Age: 6 and up
This story is predominately on the topic of inclusion, and the importance of acknowledging everybody and treating everybody right.
Brian is constantly excluded from everything until one day a new student joins the class. During lunch while everybody eats “normal” lunches, Justin is eating Bulgogi and the rest of kids laugh at him. Brian draws him a picture affirming that the Bulgogi looked really good. And thus the slow transition from being the invisible to the accepted boy.
The artwork is nice. The contrasting monochromatic of an “invisible Brian” versus the colorful “other children” creates the scene of a child who feels a little like a ghost even though he is truly there. And, once Brian is “noticed” the color seems to start taking over, making the grey-tones disappear.