A Girl Like You

Every girl is a wonder! A Girl Like You encourages girls to embrace what makes them unique, to choose kindness, and to be their own advocates. In an age when girls can be whatever they want, this books reminds them of all the ways to be beautiful, brilliant, and uniquely themselves.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Dewey [E]
Lexile
ATOS Reading Level 2.5
Guided Reading Level
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781534110960), PDF (9781534167421), Hosted ebook (9781534167599)
Copyright 2020
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 9 x 11
Graphics Full-color illustrations

School Library Journal - A Girl Like You

Strong, daring, brave, and bold are the watchwords in this text, as an omniscient narrator reminds the beautiful girl in the text to be the best “you” she can be: “Bold girl, speak up. It’s okay to disagree with people. Our differences teach us about one another.” The entire book is devised to be permission for everyone to be themselves, regardless of gender, ability, age, interests, strengths, and/or religion. It’s a soothing text, and the illustrator takes the universal message of empowerment and brings it down to the personal with impressionistic scenes of a diverse array of occasionally stiff people cut with those of a young girl, with black hair, brown skin, and rosy cheeks, expressing herself in pursuit of school, hobbies, and friendship. VERDICT The message is simple but bears repeating, and this is a welcome addition for any collection needing pages in which children see themselves.

San Francisco Book Review - A Girl Like You

A Girl Like You is a noteworthy picture book that sends a powerful message to young girls around the globe: Each and every one of them holds significance and splendor. No matter what their physical appearance, ethnicity, or talent, they matter, and their capabilities are unlimited. With dedication, courage, determination, and strong friendships they can be propelled to make great achievements. At a time when gender is often at the forefront of discussions, this book encourages young generations to realize their own potentials. It’s ideal for children ages five to ten and will be an asset to elementary school teachers who address gender and equality in the classroom.

School Library Journal - A Girl Like You

Strong, daring, brave, and bold are the watchwords in this text, as an omniscient narrator reminds the beautiful girl in the text to be the best “you” she can be: “Bold girl, speak up. It’s okay to disagree with people. Our differences teach us about one another.” The entire book is devised to be permission for everyone to be themselves, regardless of gender, ability, age, interests, strengths, and/or religion. It’s a soothing text, and the illustrator takes the universal message of empowerment and brings it down to the personal with impressionistic scenes of a diverse array of occasionally stiff people cut with those of a young girl, with black hair, brown skin, and rosy cheeks, expressing herself in pursuit of school, hobbies, and friendship. VERDICT The message is simple but bears repeating, and this is a welcome addition for any collection needing pages in which children see themselves.

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Author: Frank Murphy

A graduate of Rutgers University, Frank is currently a second grade teacher in the Council Rock School District in Newtown, Pennsylvania. Frank lives in Holland, Pennsylvania, and has two sons, Griffin and Chase.

Author: Carla Murphy

Carla Murphy is a pediatric nurse who has been helping kids get better and feel healthier for more than 15 years. A Girl Like You is her first picture book! She loves popcorn, puppies, and exploring new places, and believes that all kids are unstoppable, especially girls. She was born in Brooklyn, but now lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, Frank; her daughter, Haley; and their dogs, Jumper and Cali.

Illustrator: Kayla Harren

Kayla Harren is the author and illustrator of Mary Had a Little Lizard, and the illustrator of a number of other projects, including Hannah's Tall Order and The Boy Who Grew a Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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