When you look in a mirror, who do you see?
A boy? A girl?
A son? A daughter?
A runner? A dancer?
Whoever and whatever you see―just put out your fist and give yourself an "I am" BAM!
This jumping, jazzy, joyful picture book by the award-winning team of Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers celebrates every child, and everything that a child can be.
|Publisher:||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||10.28(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.41(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Walter Dean Myers has received accolades including the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, Michael L. Printz Award, National Book Award Finalist, and Newbery Honors. In 2019 he was posthumously awarded the Children's Literature Legacy Award.
Christopher Myers is an award-winning picture book writer and illustrator, but that's not all. He is also a fine artist, a filmmaker, a photographer, a video artist, a clothes designer, and a proud Brooklynite. Christopher has won many awards for his children's books, including a Caldecott Honor, four Coretta Scott King Honors, three Boston Globe-Horn Book Honors, a New York Times Best Illustrated citation, and a Charlotte Zolotow Honor. A graduate of Brown University, Christopher was a member of the prestigious Whitney Museum Studio Program. His fine art has been shown in museums and galleries around the country, including PS1, the Institute of Contemporary Arts (Philadelphia), and the Museum of Contemporary Arts (Chicago). His film on Kenya for the Sundance Institute and the Gates Foundation has been used to launch Sundance's Short Film Challenge.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I liked this book because it was done in a way that could be for any child of any race. The images of people that are doing the things that are discussed in the text are bright and colorful therefore opening the door to many races. This book could go along with a library program that discusses the different titles a child could wear. I fun activity could include coloring buttons that identify each child as the things they are.
your personal response to the book:I love the illustrations in this book. I also thought this was a very positive book in that it prompts kids to define who they are.curricular connections (how you might use it with students in a classroom or school library) or programming connections (how you might use this book in a public library setting):I think in a school setting it would be a lot of fun to read this story and challenge the kids to make something similar to this about themselves!