A Girl Like Me by Angela Johnson

A Girl Like Me by Angela Johnson

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Reading level age: 5 - 10 years
9.5 x 0.4 x 11.2 inches
Library Binding, 40 pages
Published by Millbrook Press

A Girl Like Me by Angela Johnson, illustrated by Nina Crews.

"Once I dreamed I swam / the ocean / and saw everything deep, cool / and was part of the waves. / I swam on by the people / onshore / hollering, / 'A girl like you needs to / stay out of the water / and be dry / like everyone else.'"

Empower young readers to embrace their individuality, reject societal limitations, and follow their dreams. This inspiring picture book brings together a poem by acclaimed author Angela Johnson and Nina Crews' distinctive photocollage illustrations to celebrate girls of color.

This book includes a free signed bookplate when purchased from November 14 to December 31, 2020.

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Nina Crews is a picture book author and illustrator. She uses photographs and collage to create energetic stories that center on the experiences of young children. Her work has been recognized by the ALA Notable Committee, Cooperative Children’s Book Council, Junior Library Guild, and Bank Street College of Education. Nina’s books include Seeing Into Tomorrow: Haiku by Richard Wright,  One Hot Summer Day, and The Neighborhood Mother Goose. Her most recent book, A Girl Like Me was written by Angela Johnson and encourages girls to embrace their individuality and follow their dreams. She lives in Park Slope with her husband, son and cat.

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