Scholastic Monday ~ Why Am I Me?

Have you ever had one of those moments when your kids ask you a question and you’re not sure of the answer? I’ve had quite a few of those questions asked of me. Sometimes they are “deeper” than other times, but regardless of the question, being able to help our kids think through and understand the questions and possible answers to them is important.

Scholastic recently released a new title: Why Am I Me? by Paige Britt. This book is a great one for those “deep” question-askers in your home! The book poses some questions (such as Why you are you? or Who you would be if you were someone else?) It presents them as a gentle poetic exchange between two characters who come to the conclusion that we should celebrate the diverse differences between us.

Why Am I Me? is a great book to help foster a sense of connection, compassion, and love in children. It is fun, charming and not at all pushy as it sends a message of building bridges and celebrating our differences.

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  1. Looks like an interesting book. I could see it provoking a thoughtful discussion.

  2. kristen visser says:

    I would love to get this book for my girls when they get a bit older. What a great book to help children get through some of their questions and letting children know every one is different from the other

  3. I had a couple of books at various stages of my childhood that I would go back to and read that discussed items like this.

  4. This looks like a great book to read and reread

  5. kathy downey says:

    Thanks ,this is yet another amazing book for children!

  6. What a lovely theme for a children’s book.

  7. I like the idea of this book, kids sometimes ask questions really hard to answer!

  8. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Sounds like a very interesting book. Scholastic do come out with some great ones don’t they?

  9. That sounds like a great book to answer those tricky questions!

  10. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Children don’t normally notice too many differences between themselves and others. I remember a story of 2 young boys who tried to fool their teacher into thinking they were the other one. Super cute since one was dark skinned and the other Caucasian and they honestly believed the teacher wouldn’t notice who was who.

  11. This would be a good book for any primary school classroon.

  12. I think we are all looking for this answer so it would be a great addition to any classroom.

  13. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    There’s nobody in the whole wide world just like me, I’m special and so is each individual on earth 🙂

  14. kathy downey says:

    Certainly a wonderful theme for a book !

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