I Am Enough by Grace Byers offers constructive affirmations to promote self-esteem and self-acceptance. It celebrates children for who they are and promotes positive female role models. In the classroom, you can use the book to teach and discuss:
- self-esteem and self-worth
- self-confidence and self-awareness
- positive relationships
- hope and optimism
- poetry and verse
Scroll down for I Am Enough activities, discussion questions and videos.
I Am Enough by Grace Byers Synopsis
I am Enough promotes the message that we are unique and that will always be enough. A young girl makes positive declarations – “Like the sun I am here to shine… like the bird I am here to fly and soar high over everything.”
She is surrounded by friends of different colours and cultures and declares “I’m not meant to be like you; you’re not meant to be like me. Sometimes we will get along, and sometimes we will disagree.”
I Am Enough looks at the different sides of us – peaceful, powerful, quiet, hard, soft, compassionate, etc. It promotes a positive self-image and self-acceptance that we are worthy no matter our skin colour, race, religion, abilities and interests.
I Am Enough by Grace Byers
Illustrator: Keturah Bobo
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc (2018)
Take a look inside I Am Enough
I Am Enough, I Believe I Can
I Am Enouh Activities & Resources
I have created a bundle of literacy graphic organizers for I Am Enough. You can find them at my Teachers Pay Teachers store. There are many activities for each literacy area to differentiate depending on your student’s ability/age. They include activities for:
- Author’s Purpose
- Cause & Effect
- Character Traits and Analysis
- Comprehension Questions and Writing Prompts
- Inferring and Predicting
- Main Idea and Theme
- Making Connections
- Point of View
- Problem and Solution
- Retelling, Sequencing and Summarizing
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External I Am Enough Activities & Links
I Am Enough Read-Aloud Questions
Read aloud sessions are a wonderful way for children to understand the connection between written text and spoken language. You can model reading habits and strategies, reading fluency, tone and eye contact. You can also introduce different genres, authors and illustrators.
- What does “I Am Enough” mean?
- How do you think “I Am Enough” relates to you?
- What is the mindset of the narrator? What is the evidence?
- Look at the illustrations and identify the character’s emotions. Do these emotions have anything in common?
- What do you notice about the traits of the characters in the book?
- Do the characters have a fixed or growth mindset? Explain.
- What lesson did you learn from I Am Enough?
- How does it feel to make good choices?
- How do you feel different when you make negative choices?
- What message is Grace Byers sending by writing I Am Enough?
- What connections do you make to I Am Enough?
I Am Enough Book Videos
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