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One of the movies I can't wait to see is
I love the premise of the X-Men series.
People with unique powers and capabilities being given a safe haven where they can celebrate and learn to understand their otherness.
A parallel theme occurs in the wonderful book by Ransom Riggs -
Where peculiars, children with special powers like levitation or fire conjuring, are nurtured and protected.
Not ostracized or bullied.
The core message in both stories hits close to home for me.
As a teacher I spend my days with many children that would be considered "others."
It's frightening how quickly people define others based on minimal understanding. I see it beginning in elementary school. Body type, intellect, sexuality can all make someone a target for unkindness.
One of my goals as a teacher is to show the merits of embracing and learning from otherness, not condemning it.
I appreciate stories that help spread that sentiment, especially in children's literature.
TAKE AWAY -
That which is the other may be a treasure.
What are stories with this theme are special to you?