January/February 2023: Young Readers
For January/February 2023 and in honour of Black History Month (February), The REDress Project (Weeklong display of red dresses at Brock University from Feb. 14-20 to remember MMIWG & 2SLGBTQQIA+ people) and World Day of Social Justice (February 20), we are honoured to feature and share with you Tasha Spillett-Sumner's new picture book, released October 15, 2022, Beautiful You, Beautiful Me. Like her first picture book, I Sang You Down from the Stars, this book beautifully illustrates the love between a mother and her child. In this book, a child named Izzy realizes she is different from her mother in several ways. This realization leaves Izzy feeling sad and confused because she longs to be beautiful in the ways she sees her mother's beauty. However, Izzy's mama helps her discover that each person is beautiful in their own unique ways.
"You’re part of me, and I’m part of you. I’m beautiful like me, and you’re beautiful like you."
~Tasha Spillett-Sumner (Beautiful You, Beautiful Me)
Click the link below to download and complete our fun activity to share about a beautiful person in your life!
A Beautiful Person in My Life
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