Spring 2022

We Belong

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

We all belong!

You and I, we’re alike, / but we’re different too. / That’s not good. / That’s not bad. / It’s just what is true.

Explore and celebrate who you are and who others are too! Rhyming verse by Laura Purdie Salas invites others to notice the diversity of our world and affirm that we all belong, just as we are. Bright illustrations by Carlos Vélez Aquilera feature a diverse group of children, playing and learning in an urban setting.

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978-1-5415-9913-0
$13.49
978-1-7284-4391-1
$22.99
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Category Diverse Books: Celebrating Differences , Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-03-01
Text Type Poetry
BISACS JUV074000, JUV039060, JUV009040
Dewey [E]
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 540
Guided Reading Level N
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Reviews

School Library Connection

“The pictures are alive with texture, vibrant color, and companionable activity. Teachers and guidance counselors may find this a useful prompt for conversation about not just accepting differences, but embracing them.” —School Library Connection

Publishers Weekly

“[T]his buoyant picture book promotes a hopeful vision of unity and camaraderie.”—Publishers Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

“An upbeat, empowering celebration of human diversity.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Laura Purdie Salas

Laura Purdie Salas is the author of more than 130 books for kids, including If You Were the Moon, Water Can Be . . ., and Bookspeak! Poems about Books. Poetry and rhyming nonfiction books are her favorite things to write. Laura loves to do author visits, writing workshops, and teacher inservices. Read more about Laura and her work at laurasalas.com.

Illustrator: Carlos Vélez Aguilera

Carlos Vélez Aguilera is a professional illustrator based in Mexico City, Mexico. He graduated from the National School of Plastic Arts and has illustrated more than twenty children's books including his graphic novel Salón Destino.