Why Am I Me?

Why Am I Me?

Book - 2017 | First edition
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In a poetic, philosophical exchange, two children of different races ask themselves why they are who and what they are, and speculate on how they could be different.
"Presented as a thoughtful, poetic exchange between two characters -- who don't realize they are thinking and asking the very same questions -- this beautiful celebration of our humanity and diversity invites readers of all ages to imagine a world where there is no you or me, only we. If the first step toward healing the world is to build bridges of empathy and celebrate rather than discriminate, Why Am I Me? helps foster a much-needed sense of connection, compassion, and love" --Amazon.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781338053142
Call Number: jE BRITT 2017
Characteristics: 31 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm


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JCLBeckyC May 05, 2018

I recently read a quote from the great author Jacqueline Woodson that reminds me of this book: "Picture books are poems! I’m always so surprised that poets don’t write more picture books." Indeed. Picture books like this one help kids explore big questions and ideas in the safety of their caregiver's lap.

ArapahoeSteffen Apr 17, 2018

A book for talking about identity or awareness of self.

JCLHeatherM Feb 18, 2018

A great introduction to the concept of individuality and uniqueness. Children often wonder how they came to be - why they are tall, short, athletic, shy, etc. The surprise ending connects everyone together, leaving a lasting impression on the reader.


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