Looking Like Me

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 4
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

“Dion Graham’s confident, enthusiastic narration powerfully depicts a young African-American boy who is beginning to identify who he is in the world. Quincy Tyler Bernstine adds a dynamic array of female voices. No detail is overlooked in this production…. Realistic sound effects link the audio to the pictures and reflect the story’s urban setting.”-AudioFile

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Picture Books
Category Diverse Books: Celebrating Differences , Diversity
Publisher Live Oak Media
Imprint Live Oak Media
Language English
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV011010, JUV039140, JUV057000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 950
ATOS Reading Level 2.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 134434
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Reviewed and Starred Reviews


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.

Narrator: Dion Graham