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.
January 14, 2020
Preschool - 3
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.
, 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