Looking Like Me

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

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.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Picture Books
Category Diverse Books: Celebrating Differences , Diversity
Copyright 2009
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2009-10-27
Reading Counts! Level 4.2
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039140, JUV013000, JUV011010
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
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, Winner, 2010
  • School Library Journal Best Book, Winner, 2009


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

Kirkus Reviews

“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.