Hayoung Yim advises girls not to be sorry for who they are, encouraging them to embrace confidence and trust their choices

Hayoung Yim, The Girl Who Said Sorry. Illustrated by Marta Maszkiewicz  Published 2017 by Rhyming Reason Books, 34p I grew up in a country where as a child I was told to stay quiet because I knew nothing and do as grown-ups dictated me, no matter I liked it or not. I am thirty seven… Continue reading Hayoung Yim advises girls not to be sorry for who they are, encouraging them to embrace confidence and trust their choices

Can I Build Another Me? by Shinsuke Yoshitake: a philosophical, amusing picture book on selfhood and the importance of individuality

Shinsuke Yoshitake, Can I Build Another Me? Published 2016 by Thames and Hudson (first published 2014), 32p   Can I Build Another Me? is one of those so well written and profound picture books that dare to explore big, philosophical concepts in such a hilarious and inventive way, that by the time you finish reading it,… Continue reading Can I Build Another Me? by Shinsuke Yoshitake: a philosophical, amusing picture book on selfhood and the importance of individuality

I Can Be Me by Miriam Laundry: a celebration of individuality and a valuable lesson on the power of words

Miriam Laundry, I Can Be Me. Pictures by Jennifer Julich Published 2016 in Canada, 32p     Pupusas (pronounced poo-Poo-sa) are a traditional Salvadoran dish made of thick, corn tortilla and a variety of fillings. The Salvadoran Civil War forced some of the population to migrate other countries, so the dish was brought to United… Continue reading I Can Be Me by Miriam Laundry: a celebration of individuality and a valuable lesson on the power of words

Beatrice Alemagna turns imperfections into special qualities and proves that birds of a feather flock together

Beatrice Alemagna, The 5 Misfits First published in English in 2015 by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, 40p I love Beatrice Alemagna’s ingenuity when she explores the world; her representations are original, unconventional and address to all ages. After having read What is a Child? I knew I would look for all her books. The 5… Continue reading Beatrice Alemagna turns imperfections into special qualities and proves that birds of a feather flock together