A thoughtful, lovely picture book about the awkwardness of being the one who is “different” in a school class and how you get past it. Jacqueline Woodson is a four-time Honor Book winner for the Newbery Award for best children’s book, and I personally think she is the most accomplished author never to win the actual award.

I will just quote the first two lines. “There will be times when you walk into a room and no one there is quite like you. Maybe it will be your skin, your clothes, or the curl of your hair.”

After that first sentence, my 8-year-old granddaughter said, “Just like me.” Anyone can relate to that feeling. It’s a fine book, well-written to be read aloud to individual children or groups.

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