“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Looking Like Me. Written by Walter Dean Myers, Illustrated by Christopher Myers. Published by Egmont, c. 2009.
Reading Level: 436L
Synopsis: Walter Dean Myers uses poetry about all kinds of people to celebrate diversity and differences. His son’s illustrations help to bring out the message in all of his poems.
Rationale for classroom use: This book of poems can be used in the classroom to teach elements of poetry or to teach character education.
Common Core Connection: Students will read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.