I Am Human (Hardcover)

A Book of Empathy

By Susan Verde, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)

Abrams Books for Young Readers, 9781419731655, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 2, 2018

List Price: 14.99*
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Description

I am human
I am a work in progress
Striving to be the best version of ME
 
From the picture book dream team behind I Am Yoga and I Am Peace comes the third book in their wellness series: I Am Human. A hopeful meditation on all the great (and challenging) parts of being human, I Am Human shows that it’s okay to make mistakes while also emphasizing the power of good choices by offering a kind word or smile or by saying “I’m sorry.” At its heart, this picture book is a celebration of empathy and compassion that lifts up the flawed fullness of humanity and encourages children to see themselves as part of one big imperfect family—millions strong.
 


About the Author

Susan Verde is the author of The Museum, You and MeI Am Yoga, and My Kicks. She is a licensed yoga instructor and lives in East Hampton, New York.


Peter H. Reynolds is the illustrator behind the bestselling Judy Moody and Stink series, as well as many other bestselling and award-winning picture books that he has written and illustrated, including The Dot and Ish. He lives outside of Boston.


Praise For I Am Human: A Book of Empathy

"Reynolds' simple line drawings with bursts of color have become iconic, and they serve the simple, affirming text with their own vision of the emotions and possibilities we humans have in this wide world . . . Grown-ups will enjoy reading this regularly with the children in their lives: The reminders benefit us all."


"Verde brings it all together in the end with the connectedness of humans to each other. The clear and concise text is well-matched by Reynolds’ familiar illustrations in which viewers follow an unnamed boy of color (born on page one) on his human journey . . . An age-appropriate and hopeful look at what it means to be a connected human on this planet."