Looking Like Me
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.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Carolrhoda Books ®|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||4.2|
|BISACS||JUV013000, JUV011010, JUV039140|
|Dimensions||9 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||R|
|ATOS Reading Level||2.6|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||134434|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||5.0|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Starred Reviews|
- Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices
- School Library Journal Best Book
Library Media Connection
“Students will enjoy the jazzy rhythm and upbeat message of the poem….Highly Recommended.” —starred review, Library Media Connection
School Library Journal
“The rhyme and repetition flow naturally, capturing the rhythms of everyday conversation and the hip-hop beats many children hear daily….This book is an excellent introduction to verse, for it vividly demonstrates how poetry is a vital part of daily life.” —starred, School Library Journal
“This very contemporary work is encouraging, energetic, and inspired.” —starred, Booklist
“This vibrant synthesis of poetry and pictures is a natural for classrooms and family sharing.” —starred, Kirkus Reviews
The Horn Book Magazine
“[E]ven the more curmudgeonly among us might appreciate the message when it’s dressed up as fine as it is in this picture book by Myers pére et fils.” —The Horn Book Magazine
Author: Walter Dean Myers
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.
Illustrator: Christopher Myers
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.