This Is Me

This Is Me

A Story of Who We Are & Where We Came From

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling creative team of Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell comes a timely picture book about immigration. Raising important identity issues like "Where did we come from?" and "Who are we?" This Is Me is as delightful as it is important, sure to stimulate dinner table conversation.

In This Is Me a teacher tells her class about her great-grandmother's dislocating journey from home to a new country with nothing but a small suitcase to bring along. And she asks: What would you pack? What are the things you love best? What says "This is me!" With its lively, rhyming language and endearing illustrations, it's a book to read again and again, imagining the lives of the different characters, finding new details in the art, thinking about what it would be like to move someplace completely different. 
   
It's an interactive book, too: Tucked into the back cover is a sturdy pop-up suitcase. And as a younger reader fills the suitcase, he or she learns a lot about what really matters: Now YOU take this case/ and imagine it's true,/ that you're leaving and needing/ to choose what says YOU.

 
Publisher: Workman Publishing,
ISBN: 9780761180111
Branch Call Number: E CURT
Additional Contributors: Cornell, Laura

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JillyDee
Oct 06, 2016

Another wonderful book by the fabulous Jamie Lee Curtis. Teaching children to learn about their ancestors is a great idea and this book will definitely get conversations going in many homes. The illustrations are glorious and fun. A great read!

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