Title: Whoever You Are
Author: Mem Fox
Illustrator: Leslie Staub
Publisher: Voyager Books; Reprint edition (August 1, 2001)
Themes: Diversity, people all over the world, differences, commonalities, people who you don’t know…
“Every day all over the world, children are playing, laughing and crying. They may not look the same or speak the same language, but inside they are just like you.”
This book by Mem Fox shares a very important message with it’s readers, that while people look different and live differently that we all share a lot of things that are the same.
This is a book that celebrates diversity, different cultures and people from all over the world. The illustrations by Leslie Staub show children from all over the world traveling, eating, going to school and working.
This is a beautiful book that asks questions of how we are different and celebrates our similarities…
“Remember this: Joys are the same, and love is the same. Pain is the same, and blood is the same. Smiles are the same, and hearts are just the same…”