Beautiful You, Beautiful Me

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Perera, Salini
By (author): Spillett-Sumner, Tasha
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Canadian
  JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)
  JUVENILE FICTION / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Owlkids Books
Published: October 2022
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 11.00in x 8.25in x 0.37in
Our Price:
$ 19.95
Availability:
In stock

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

A child who looks different from her mother finds beauty and belonging in this new book from the creator of the New York Times bestseller I Sang You Down from the Stars

Izzy's favorite place to be is in Mama's arms-skin to skin, safe and warm. One night, cuddled up on Mama's lap, Izzy notices something she's never noticed before: her skin is the color of chocolate, but Mama's skin is the color of sand.

When Izzy realizes she's different from Mama in other ways, too, she feels sad and confused. She wants to be beautiful like Mama! But Mama addresses Izzy's disappointment with a gentle, loving refrain: You're part of me, and I'm part of you. I'm beautiful like me, and you're beautiful like you. Finding lessons from nature and repeating her affirming message, Mama encourages Izzy to see her own unique beauty.

This story about a multiracial child navigating identity and belonging draws from author Tasha Spillett-Sumner's own experience growing up as an Afro-Indigenous girl. Lyrical text and warm, lively illustrations show Izzy's journey as she learns to celebrate the differences that make her uniquely beautiful, and the connection to her mother that transcends physical traits.  

From The Publisher*

A child who looks different from her mother finds beauty and belonging in this new book from the creator of the New York Times bestseller I Sang You Down from the Stars