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Friday, July 23, 2010
Illustrated Friday: Looking Like Me
Many books for kids that address diversity seek to emphasize how much everyone has in common and how those commonalities can transcend differences. I love finding books that model appropriate ways to celebrate the things that make us unique and encourage us to celebrate ourselves, our personalities, and the roles we play in other people's lives. Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers are a father-son team behind some excellent illustated books, and this one doesn't disappoint. The collage illustrations coupled with the jazzy, free-flowing rhymes make a definite impact on the reader and remind us of all the things we are and can be- little brother, son, dancer, runner, city kid, the list goes on and on and is as unique and individual as each of us. Happy Friday!