Today's Can I Sit With You? story, Dan Moreau's French Lessons, is about being the new kid at a French school in Bangkok, Thailand. It is a good tale, of course, with plenty of what have apparently become characteristic CISWY cringe-worthy moments.
It also contains a section in which the author chooses not to befriend a child even more outcast than himself, a child who may very well have needed an IEP in a different time and place. Am I reading too much into it? You tell me. But as Can I Sit With You? is in part dedicated to improving social attitudes towards special needs kids, I have to wonder if that carefully avoided boy was more than just bigger than his peers.