I Am Me
A Book of Authenticity
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- Publication Date: September 27, 2022
- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- ISBN: 9781683359678
- Page Count: 32
- Illustrations: color illustrations throughout
- Rights: World
Embrace individuality and being your authentic self in this companion to New York Times bestsellers I Am Human and I Am Love!
Sometimes I stand out in a crowd.
Sometimes I am not seen at all, and I feel alone.
I start to ask myself, why can’t I blend in? Fit the mold?
But when I stop and look, I see nothing in this world is exactly the same.
Sometimes we hide who we really are to conform to the way we think we are supposed to be in the world. Sometimes we compare ourselves to others and feel we don’t fit in. But when we realize we are something to be celebrated, and we proudly live out loud as our true selves, we can make our unique mark on the world—and share our joy!
From the New York Times bestselling team behind the I Am series comes a bighearted celebration of individuality, of being comfortable in our own skin, respecting others for who they are, living authentically, and loving ourselves. For anyone who’s ever felt like too much or not enough, I Am Me is an affirming reminder that difference is what makes life beautiful—and that each of us matters, just as we are.
"Text and illustrations, featuring graceful, energetic linework, will draw a wide audience. . .upbeat and inviting."Kirkus Reviews —
About the author
Susan Verde is the bestselling author of I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, I Am Human, I Am Love, I Am One, I Am Courage, and The Museum, all illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, as well as the Feel-Good Fairy Tales books, illustrated by Jay Fleck, and Rock ’n’ Roll Soul, illustrated by Matthew Cordell. She teaches yoga and mindfulness to children and lives with her three children in East Hampton, New York. Peter H. Reynolds is the illustrator of many bestselling and award-winning picture books. His books include The Dot, Ish, I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, I Am Human, I Am Love, I Am One, and I Am Courage. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts, where he operates the beloved shop Blue Bunny Books and Toys.