Different Just Like Me

Different Just Like Me Young April is excited about visiting Grammie but she has a whole week before she can go The week goes by quickly however as April encounters new and diverse people while she runs errands with her

  • Title: Different Just Like Me
  • Author: Lori Mitchell
  • ISBN: 9781570914904
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Paperback
  • Young April is excited about visiting Grammie, but she has a whole week before she can go The week goes by quickly, however, as April encounters new and diverse people while she runs errands with her mother A little girl who talks with her hands, a woman who reads with her fingers, a grown up who draws pictures for a living, and so many others fascinate her April wonderYoung April is excited about visiting Grammie, but she has a whole week before she can go The week goes by quickly, however, as April encounters new and diverse people while she runs errands with her mother A little girl who talks with her hands, a woman who reads with her fingers, a grown up who draws pictures for a living, and so many others fascinate her April wonders why and how these people are different from her and learns how they are also very much alike This celebration of a world of difference is sure to make every reader appreciate the distinctive qualities in themselves and everyone around them.

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    1. Different Just Like Me, by Lori Michell This was a sweet book about a girl named April who is excited about visiting her grandmother. She has one week before then, and in the meantime, she encounters a lot of different people. Some in a wheelchair, some who are blind, some who are from different cultures. She realizes that they are different just like she is, which is what makes everyone so special and unique, like a bundle of different flowers. The language in this book is perfect for all grade [...]

    2. "When we came to our stop, I waved goodbye to the girl, and she waved back, just like me."This fictional children's picture book is narrated by April, who is going to visit her Grammie on a Friday. However, the week that leads up to visiting Grammie proves to be rather eventful. April meets a girl on a bus that speaks sign language and visits the market where there are tons of people of all sizes, shapes, and colors who speak different languages. She meets a blind woman on the elevator who reads [...]

    3. This is a story about diversity, celebrating the differences in people, and realizing even with differences, we are all similar in some way. In this story, a little girl is preparing to go to her Grandmother’s house. The story begins on Sunday, but the girl is not going to her Grandmother’s until Friday. Each day of the week, the girl and her mother run errands. As they run errands they meet all different kinds of people. They meet a girl who is deaf, people who speak a different language, a [...]

    4. (CIP) While preparing for a visit to her grandmother, a young girl notices that, like the flowers in Grammie's garden, people who are different from one another also share similarities and it's okay to like them all the same.(Claudia) On a series of trips during the course of a week, a little white girl notices children and adults who are different from her in some ways, but also “just like me” in other respects. Deaf children using sign language wave goodbye, multi-cultural shoppers all lik [...]

    5. I was definitely worried that this book was going to be terrible, but it's actually basically fine.The protagonist notices the ways in which various people she encounters are just like her on some dimension -- sometimes mentioning a way the person is different from her (which is not always a disability but can include her father's co-worker, who is an adult while she is a child) sometimes leaving it to the reader to perceive the difference in the illustrations (like the woman in a wheelchair, or [...]

    6. The book is written using wonderful children's language but yet encourages children to ask questions about things they may not have had previous experience with. It talks about simple things like foods and how people have different preferences. It then carries on about other social issues such as people with disabilities and people of different races. Throughout the book, the message is that all these things may differ from person to person but how it is not a judgement of character. Just like t [...]

    7. This book is a social issues book because it can help children understand that everyone is different and that it's okay to be different. In this book, a girl starts noticing that everyone has different skin colors, are different sizes, some are even in wheelchairs or blind. She realizes that, just like flowers, no two people are the same but they are all beautiful. This book could lead to a good class discussion or writing assignment about how people are all different than them and how everyone [...]

    8. I picked up this book when looking for something to share with kindergartners about diversity / disability. There is a national organization that uses the motto "we are more alike than different" and that is the message I want to share with these children. I had high hopes for this book based on the title and brief description, but in reading it found that while each page sends a good message, the overall product is a lot for a kindergarten audience.

    9. Different Just Like Me is about a young girl with vitiligo. On the way to visit her Grandmother she notices lots of people who are different from her and yet in each case they have something in common. The book is nothing special but would be very useful if you have a child who has vitiligo or knows someone who does.

    10. This is a cute book to have on your classroom library shelf. I would also read this around the first few days of school so that children know to be accpeting and tolereant of one another, despite any differences they may have. The little girl in the book has a visual impairment so it would be good if you had a student with the same or similar impairments.

    11. -kindergarten or first grade-positive message about all types of differences between people-Main character is a white female though-doesn't use the words handicapped or disabled-emphasis that differnet is good

    12. Fantastic children's book! Self-discovery, allows children unique opportunity to look within and accept themselves. Speaks of deafness, wheelchairs, etc and even has Braille within on one page! Love love love!!

    13. this is a good social and emotional book for young children to discuss differences and possible people that have special needs. It also addresses that we have commonalities in our differences, which shows that we aren't that different.

    14. a little girl notices the differences in people but always comes to the conclusion that we're all basically the same. addresses cultural, race and physical differences.

    15. The author had a child with vitiligo and wrote this book. It has braille and sign language in the book. Good story to show how differences are okay.

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