This Is Me: A Story of Who We Are and Where We Came From Read Online Free - 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.
|Title||:||This Is Me: A Story of Who We Are and Where We Came From|
|Number of Pages||:||32 pages|
September 20, 2016
Lots of images and many poignant words about looking at histories, or our personal stories, and deciding which is most important in showing who we are. Fun little surprise at the end as well!
September 19, 2016
An absolutely fabulous book that we could all relate too. If we only had one suitcase to travel to another Country what would you put in it? I definitely was thinking long and hard. I am a collector of many things books, stamps, shoes, clothing. So I would have a combination of all those things....
May 19, 2016
A story about immigration and how little some immigrants get to bring with them when they move to a new place. I thought it was an interesting experiment to see what the kids would choose to bring if they could only have one suitcase.
September 28, 2016
Once again Jamie Lee Curtis has knocked it out of the park with this rhyming story that asks children to imagine what they'd take if they had to move to a new country. The illustrator is the same artist she's paired with for her recent books, adding a familiarity to the faces.
April 17, 2017
Written by Jamie Lee Curtis, this 32 page book was published by the Workman Publishing Company on Spetember 20,2016. This book is 32 pages long with a lexile level of 250 and a GRL of I.
This book explains what happened many years ago to a teachers great grandmother when she had to move to a new,...
September 19, 2016
A great book that teaches empathy as we imagine what it is like to move from one place to another. It is also great with capturing the immigrant experience and teaching identity for young children. Plus there is a very cool pop up!
October 09, 2016
Who are we? Where did we come from? "This is Me" is a delightful story that addresses immigration and the question of what makes us who we are. It begins with a teacher telling her students of her great-grandmother's journey of packing a suitcase with her most prized possessions to move to a far...
November 20, 2016
I was surprised to learn Jamie Lee Curtis is a children's book author. Her latest of many books is top-notch. If you had to move from one country to another, what would you pack in ONE suitcase? What is most important to you and represents you the most? The rhyme is beautiful and perfect for read...
August 07, 2016
What would you take if you had to travel to a home faraway? Students of all nationalities fill the pages of this book with what means the most to them. Colorful illustrations remind readers how every life has a past and each story is meaningful. A great book to promote family conversation for age...
September 22, 2016
Another wonderful book by the fabulous Jamie Lee Curtis. Teaching children to learn about their ancestors is a great idea and this book will definitely get conversations going in many homes. The illustrations are glorious and fun. A great read!