Looking Like Me

by Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers

Looking in the mirror, an African American boy sees himself—Jeremy. “That’s... read more

Looking in the mirror, an African American boy sees himself—Jeremy. “That’s who I am.” Many aspects of who Jeremy is reveal themselves in this rhyming, rhythmic first-person rap: little brother, son, writer, city child, artist, dancer, runner, dreamer. “I look like a crowd.” The people in Jeremy’s life help define him in ways that lift his spirit and sense of self. Walter Dean Myers’s energetic narrative is illustrated with vibrant collage images by Christopher Myers. The author (“boy, son, brother, reader, friend, poet,” and much more) and illustrator (“dancer, painter, sculptor, collagist”) define themselves and invite readers and listeners to do the same by thinking about the many dimensions of who they are. (Ages 5–9)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2010

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