Why Am I Me? by Paige Britt

Title: Why Am I Me?
Author: Paige Britt
Illustrators: Selina Alko and Sean Qualls
Publisher: Scholastic Press (2017)
ISBN: 9781338053142

Why Am I Me? by Paige Britt is a great picture book to promote diversity, tolerance, self-awareness and identity.

Who would you be if you were someone else? This is the question posed by a young boy and girl as they approach the subway from different directions. They seek answers to similar questions. The boy wonders “Why am I me and not you?” While the girl thinks “Why are you, you and not me?” 

They continue to ponder if they weren’t who they are would they be taller, faster, smaller, smarter or lighter, older, darker, bolder. This book represents the diversity of our world and an open-minded and respectful attitude to our different identities.

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Books by Paige Britt,
Selina Alko and Sean Qualls

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