Read Your World

Why Am I Me? by Paige Britt

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Back of Book:

 

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.

 

My Review:

 

Scholastic has managed to publish one of the most beautiful diverse picture books of the year.  It is a profound truth in a simple and easy to read format. Why am I me? Each page of this story shows the subtle differences that make a person unique.  The story follows a boy and a girl as they realize that everyone around them are unique and different.  The story is not text heavy, but rich in symbolism. This is an excellent story to teach cultural differences in a positive light. The illustrations make this book. They are detailed and truly stunning. This is the kind of story that should be in every school and library.  It is a book that opens up conversations to culture, race, and identity.  This is a beautiful addition to any diverse reading list.

 

Ages 5 and up

 

40 Pages

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