Just Because is one of the few books for preschoolers that looks at the issue of disabilities. This is certainly a universal message, as everyone has differences and sometimes those differences are more obvious or noticeable. The reason for differences? According to a little boy we meet in the book, just because. Based on the author’s own children, this inspiring narrative provides a genuine, factual tone. Teachers and librarians will appreciate this book for its sincere treatment of children with special needs, while parents will likely benefit from the lesson it will teach kids that might be beginning to ask why a particular child they know is ‘different’.