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Looking Like Me by Walter Dean Myers

Looking Like Me (edition 2009)

by Walter Dean Myers, Christopher Myers (Illustrator)

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Title:Looking Like Me
Authors:Walter Dean Myers
Other authors:Christopher Myers (Illustrator)
Info:EgmontUSA (2009), Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library, Read but unowned
Tags:picture book

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Looking Like Me by Walter Dean Myers



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Just 32 pages long, this brief, little picture book would be a welcome read for children of all ages, adults too, because of the message of self-esteem it imparts. I enjoyed listening to it and am sorry I did not get to see the illustrations. The narrators read it with inspiring expression and feeling. Everyone reading or listening to this lyrical, rap-rhythm presentation of the book, will get the message of hope and confidence, the message to believe in one’s own ability to be all that is possible. It is an uplifting message that is sorely needed, not only in urban communities, but everywhere in the world! ( )
  thewanderingjew | Feb 28, 2015 |
Response - The book is upbeat and energetic. The style teaches lessons about identity in an engaging way.

Curricular connection - read aloud, teaching identity and self-awareness
  jegammon | Feb 10, 2015 |
This book has great illustrations and it talks about being yourself and accepting yourself as you are. ( )
  tzarate | Apr 24, 2014 |
This was a wonderful book. The illustrations were really fun. This would be a great way to introduce an assignment to "get to know" your students. It could also be a part of teaching poetry. It would also be fun to have students work together to learn about one another and help each other think of what they like to do.
  MaBock | Mar 4, 2014 |
Summary: In this rhythmic book, a young boy looks in the mirror, wondering what kind of person he is. He goes through his day, meeting people who tell him what he is to them: a son, a brother, a writer, a city child, an artist, etc. It reads like a poem or a song, with only a few lines per page and the repetition of the phrase, "I gave it a bam."

Genre: Picture book, Poetry

Comments: The illustrations, a collage of photographs and paintings, are complex, bright, and fun, drawing the reader in and asking for multiple interpretations. The use of rhythm and rhyme appeals to children of all ages, as does the repetition of the phrase, "I gave it a bam." It would be an EXCELLENT book to use as a starting-off point for the kids writing their own poems that describe what kind of people they are. They could even bring in pictures to use to make collages, like the illustrator does. ( )
  BrittaSorensen | Oct 23, 2013 |
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Jeremy sets out to discover all of the different "people" that make him who he is, including brother, son, writer, and runner.

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