This Is Me by Jamie Lee Curtis
A Story of Who We Are and Where We Came From

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling creative team of Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell comes a timely picture book about immigration. Raising important identity issues like “Where did we come from?” and “Who are we?” This Is Me is as delightful as it is important, sure to stimulate dinner table conversation.

In This Is Me a teacher tells her class about her great-grandmother’s dislocating journey from home to a new country with nothing but a small suitcase to bring along. And she asks: What would you pack? What are the things you love best? What says “This is me!” With its lively, rhyming language and endearing illustrations, it’s a book to read again and again, imagining the lives of the different characters, finding new details in the art, thinking about what it would be like to move someplace completely different. 
   
It’s an interactive book, too: Tucked into the back cover is a sturdy pop-up suitcase. And as a younger reader fills the suitcase, he or she learns a lot about what really matters: Now YOU take this case/ and imagine it’s true,/ that you’re leaving and needing/ to choose what says YOU.

 
 

About Jamie Lee Curtis

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Jamie Lee Curtis is the author of bestselling children's books, including Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born, It's Hard to Be Five, I'm Gonna Like Me, and Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day. She is also an actress known for her roles in Freaky Friday, True Lies, Trading Places, A Fish Called Wanda, and the television series Scream Queens. She and her husband, the actor Christopher Guest, live in Los Angeles with their two children.Laura Cornell has illustrated all of Jamie Lee Curtis's bestselling books. She lives in New York City.
 
Published September 20, 2016 by Workman Publishing Company. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Frequent collaborators Curtis and Cornell ask kids to contemplate what they would bring if they had to move to another country. “How would you know/ in this case what to pack/ and that once you had le

Jun 17 2016 | Read Full Review of This Is Me: A Story of Who We...

K-Gr 1—Many children have family members who have immigrated to the United States, and many have had an occasion to fill an overnight bag. Here, a teacher whose great-grandmother came from afar asks her young students to imagine packing a suitcase when you must leave behind most of what you love ...

Jun 01 2016 | Read Full Review of This Is Me: A Story of Who We...
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