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Just Like Me

Just Like Me


Just Like Me

About the Book

A celebration of one-of-a-kind girls as they navigate a colorful world, Just Like Me is told through poetic portraits of girls from all sorts of families who are feeling all sorts of feelings and learning about themselves through friendships, hardships, and burgeoning self-esteem.

Product Details

On sale: January 14, 2020
Age: 4-8 years
Grade: Preschool - 3
Page count: 32 Pages
ISBN: 9780525582090
Reading level: Lexile: NP

Author Bio

Vanessa Brantley-Newton is a self-taught illustrator, doll maker, and crafter who studied fashion illustration at FIT and children's book illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She is the author and illustrator of Grandma's Purse and has illustrated numerous children's books, including Sewing Stories by Barbara Herkert. Vanessa currently makes her nest in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband, daughter, and a very rambunctious cat named Stripes. Learn more about Vanessa and her artwork at VanessaBrantleyNewton.com and on Facebook.


Thoughtful, inclusive, and celebratory.” —Publishers Weekly

Simple, upbeat, and affirming—a great reminder of what is to be gained when girls appreciate their own uniqueness and that of others. A dynamic, uplifting, and welcoming world of girls.” —Kirkus Reviews

Bursting with positivity, this would be a great book to use in primary school classrooms when discussing issues of friendship, diversity, and self-esteem." Booklist