Don’t Call Me Lefty

by Dr. Kris Condi & Illustrated by Ruth Craver



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/10/2019

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8x8
Page Count : 30
ISBN : 9781480878563
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 30
ISBN : 9781480878556

About the Book

Only ten percent of the world’s population is left-handed, and little Gracie Carter is one of them. Growing up left-handed has unexpected and overlooked challenges.

Gracie never thought about which hand she used to color. Then her world becomes filled with nicknames and puns when a loud-mouthed classmate, Scott Collins, calls attention to it. Soon, Scott gives Gracie the nickname, Lefty. Others begin calling Gracie by her new identity. The more Gracie disowns being called Lefty, the more she’s teased. She tries to print right-handed, but her numbers look like anything but digits. When she tells her family about the teasing, Gracie learns a valuable lesson about just being herself. Eventually, her teacher finds a way to cleverly, yet gently, end the mockery.

Through the everyday experiences of little Gracie Carter, this picture book for children discusses the challenges faced by left-handed people.

About the Author

Dr. Kris Condi is a Chicagoland author with more than sixty-five short stories and six books published that spread across multiple disciplines. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and reading. Visit her online at

Ruth Craver, illustrator, is a former teacher and is currently a library assistant specializing in children’s books. Her first illustrations appeared in N is for Noah in 2017.