“I See Me” by Michele and Keegan Knott

Nerdy Book Club

“That’s just like me!  I’m like that too!”

“I feel the same way as the character.  I didn’t know someone else feels that way.”

“That’s how I look.  It’s like I’m looking in a mirror.”

“I see me.”

Those are comments I’ve heard over the course of the year since I’ve started realizing the importance of #weneeddiversebooks.  Kids need to see themselves in books – whether it’s characters that look the same as them, have something that is the same as them, or characters going through similar situations.

Emmanuel’s DreamThe book Emmanuel’s Dream:  The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson is a beautiful story that introduces us to Emmanuel.   He is a boy who is not afraid to try, who grows into a man who fights for the right of disabled children.

We are first introduced to Emmanuel when he was born in Ghana, West Africa.  And…

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