I'm Like You, You're Like Me: A Book about Understanding and Appreciating Each Other

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Free Spirit Publishing, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 44 pages
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In this colorful, inviting early childhood book, kids from preschool to lower elementary learn about diversity in terms they can understand: hair that's straight or curly, families with many people or few, bodies that are big or small. With its wide-ranging examples and fun, highly detailed art, I'm Like You, You're Like Me helps kids appreciate the ways they are alike and affirm their individual differences - all while building self-confidence.
Lively new art breathes fresh life into this classic introduction to diversity and self-esteem for children. A two-page adult section in the back provides tips and activities for parents and caregivers to reinforce the themes and lessons of the book

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User Review  - TaylorRankins - LibraryThing

This story is about differences and similarities. Some things talked about in the story is skin color, size, eye color, etc. I enjoyed the illustrations. I think any child could learn and relate to this story. Read full review

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User Review  - Amanda Hayes - Goodreads

The message of this purpose-driven text is loud and clear: Recognize similarities, accept differences and appreciate both. In this newly illustrated edition of her 1998 text, Gainer looks at diversity ... Read full review

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Talking with Children About Tolerance and Respect for Others
About the AuthorAbout the Illustrator

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About the author (2011)

Over her 30-year career, Cindy Gainer has worked with and for children in many capacities, including as an educator, proprietor of a preschool, athletic mentor, award-winning author, illustrator, musician, workshop presenter, and support professional for children with special needs. I'm Like You, You're Like Me embodies her sensitive and encouraging manner. Cindy resides near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her husband and son.

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