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Looking Like Me

by Walter Dean Myers
Illustrated by Christopher Myers

Published by Egmont, 2009
32 pages
ISBN: 978-1-60684-001-6

Ages 5 - 9

Looking in the mirror, an African American boy sees himself—Jeremy. “That’s who I am.” Many aspects of who Jeremy is reveal themselves in this rhyming, rhythmic first-person rap: little brother, son, writer, city child, artist, dancer, runner, dreamer. “I look like a crowd.” The people in Jeremy’s life help define him in ways that lift his spirit and sense of self. Walter Dean Myers’s energetic narrative is illustrated with vibrant collage images by Christopher Myers. The author (“boy, son, brother, reader, friend, poet,” and much more) and illustrator (“dancer, painter, sculptor, collagist”) define themselves and invite readers and listeners to do the same by thinking about the many dimensions of who they are. CCBC categories: Picture Books for School-Age Children.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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