I am a story.
So are you.
So is everyone.
Julius Lester says, "I write because our lives are stories. If enough of these stories are told, then perhaps we will begin to see that our lives are the same story. The differences are merely in the details." Now Mr. Lester shares his own story as he explores what makes each of us special. Karen Barbour's dramatic, vibrant paintings speak to the heart of Lester's unique vision, truly a celebration of all of us.
Powerful, unconventional paintings-at times evocative of Frida Kahlo-add to the impact of this compelling exploration of race. Lester writes in a deeply personal way about how we are much more than our skin color: "Yes, I am black but I am also a man...I have a deep voice and a loud laugh. (I love to laugh. Do you?)" This remarkable book will spark a conversation with your child about not only racism but prejudice of any kind. (ages 6 to 8)
Child magazine's Best Children's Book Awards 2005