Whoever You Are

by Marilyn Roca Enriquez in


TO COMMEMORATE THE RELAUNCH OF “READING RAINBOW,” WE HERE AT OUTLOOK-12 HAVE DEDICATED THIS MONTH’S EXTRA LONG SCHOOL LIBRARY SECTION TO BOOKS FEATURED ON THE EMMY AND PEABODY AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN’S PROGRAM. 

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“WHOEVER YOU ARE”
by Mem Fox
Illustrated by Leslie Staub Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN-13: 978-0152060305

Everyday all over the world, there are children laughing and crying, playing and learning, eating and sleeping.  They may not look the same.  Their homes may look very different from each other’s.  Their schools may also be set up and structured in completely dissimilar ways.  And, yes, they may not even speak or write the same language.  In fact, their lives may be quite different. But inside, they feel the same joy and sorrow and pain and love and have far more in common than at first it may seem.  This folk art-inspired picture book reminds us to celebrate our differences while never forgetting how we are all connected.