Stellaluna is heartwarming story about a little bat that feels as if she doesn't belong. After many trials, Stellaluna realizes that she is meant to be a bat. I love this book because it has so many teaching points! Students will learn that they all belong somewhere, it just sometimes takes a little longer to find where that is. They will also learn that being yourself is always the best option. Finally, students will learn to celebrate their differences. You and your little ones will love this story, trust me!
Use in the classroom: I would read this at the beginning of the year to encourage the students to just be themselves, always and to celebrate all of the differences in the class. I would use it to hopefully build a family-like environment in my classroom.
Target grade: kindergarten-3rd