YOU are a very special YOU delivers a simple, yet profound message: YOU ARE SPECIAL! Imagine what would happen if each of us could fully embrace this truth? What if we took it one step further, as the ending of this book suggests, and began treating each person that we meet with the utmost respect because: THEY ARE SPECIAL TOO! Elsa Brizzi, an exemplary educator is both the author and illustrator of this gem of a book. About The Author: Education is very close to Elsa's heart. Elsa Nitzsche Brizzi has contributed to national government, national state-wide and LA county programs to create solutions addressing emerging issues in public education. As an educator, she has been involved in developing programs and services that answer diversity issues in education, including special education, mirity participation, sex equality, and bilingualism. My 40 years as an educator has shown me that when we ackwledge ourselves as being loveable and capable, we can move mountains. She has represented the Los Angeles County Office of Education as a consortia member to the Lati Teacher Project, a Ford Foundation/University of Southern California (USC) and LAUSD program. She served as Director for Teacher and Paraprofessional Training, Staff Development Program for the USC Department of Teacher Education. Her degrees and credentials include M.A., M.S., General Elementary Credential, Administrative Credential, Community College Credential, and Counseling Credential. Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco, College of Professional Studies, Organization Behavior and Development for Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Programs. Assistant Professor, California State University at Los Angeles and School of Education. Elsa is currently Director of Special Projects, West Coast Division of Education 21, Inc., a t-for-profit agency based in Albany, New York. And she resides with her two dogs Cricket and Serena in Laguna Beach, California.