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Whoever You Are

Mem Fox, Leslie Staub (Illustrator)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/1/2006)
Board book (10/31/2017)
Hardcover (10/1/1997)
Paperback, Spanish (3/1/2002)
Prebound (8/1/2001)
Prebound (8/1/2001)
Board book (8/1/2007)


A celebration of diverse childhoods, and the essential things that make us all the same.

Every day all over the world, children are laughing and crying, playing and learning, eating and sleeping. They may not look the same. They may not speak the same language. Their lives may be quite different from each other. But inside, they are all alike. Stirring words and bold paintings weave their way around our earth, across cultures and generations and remind children to accept differences, to recognize similarities, and--most importantly--to rejoice in both.

Praise For Whoever You Are

“An essential book that acknowledges in the simplest of terms our common humanity.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Poignant.”—Publishers Weekly
“[A] paean to diversity...especially suitable for classrooms.”—Booklist

Clarion Books, 9780152164065, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2001

About the Author

MEM FOX is the author of many acclaimed books, including Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Possum Magic, Koala Lou, Time for Bed, and, for adults, Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever. She lives in Adelaide, Australia.

Leslie Staub's paintings have been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States. In addition to picture books, she illustrated Lives: Poems About Famous Americans. She lives just north of New Orleans, Louisiana.