Jacob wants to play basketball. He tries really hard but his �different� abilities make it difficult for him to play like everyone else. One day, he gets a wonderful surprise. There in the playground of his child care center was a basketball hoop just his size. On the backboard were the words �Jacob�s Hoop� in big green letters. This book is a simple story that teaches understanding, patience and most important, acceptance of someone who is different. Every Child's Place is a special child care center that embraces children of all abilities. Jacob was welcomed with open arms. That is also where other kids accepted him for who he is. �Jacob�s Hoop� is Karen Franco�s second book in a series of stories written from living in Jacob�s world.
- Karen Franco