I Am Enough by Grace Byers
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.” A book to promote a positive self-image and self-acceptance that we are worthy no matter our skin color, race, religion, disability and interests
Self-acceptance, self-esteem, self-confidence
enough, soar, champ, dictate, meant, worth, shine, pour, frame
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?
What do you notice about the language pattern?
- “And in the end, we are right here to live a life of love, not fear… to help each other when it’s tough, to say together: I am enough.” Can you make connections to this statement?
- 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?
- Look at the illustrations and identify the character’s emotions. Do these emotions have anything in common?
You can find a full set discussion cards in the I Am Enough Literacy Bundle.