I'm Smart in My Own Way

I’m Smart in My Own Way is a delightful story that celebrates potential and the fact that we all have different abilities and something to contribute. The main character, Bartley, struggles to get good grades in school. However, his powers of observation help him to observe the signs of an impending crisis. He also observes potential and possibility in a giant vine that encroaches his town.

Carolyn MacDiarmid

Carolyn MacDiarmid is an author and a former preschool teacher with low vision. She also works at Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW) in Toronto. Benjamin-Bob Can Do The Job, Felicia McCan and I’m Smart in My Own Way were selected by the province of Ontario for the Canada 150 series. Sharon says: “Childhood is a peak period for learning; the body, including the mind, is growing rapidly. These books will help children to develop inclusive and fair attitudes. Children will learn to see magic, potential, and possibility in others rather than limitations.” The books are available in print, digital and braille versions.

James Tuer

James Tuer has been a busy animator and illustrator since graduating from OCAD University in 2010. He lives and works in Toronto.