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Beneath The Haunting Sea
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Joanna Ruth Meyer
(Ages 12+)
It Should Have Been You
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Lynn Slaughter
(Ages 13+)

Robie H. Harris

Dear Librarians,

Young children think about, and have endless questions about, "who they are" and "who all the other people in their lives are." They think about making friends; how they wish to be treated by others; how others wish to be treated by them. It's a time when they can learn how to treat others, who may be different from them, with respect.

I wrote WHO WE ARE! ALL ABOUT BEING THE SAME AND BEING DIFFERENT as a way to have a conversation with young children about diversity — about the world in which most young children live. Join Nellie, Gus, baby Jake and their parents at Funland as they go on rides, watch a performer, and play games with many other kids and adults who portray what our nation and the world really looks like. My hope is that their story can help children embrace the diversity that is part of their everyday lives.

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Robie Harris

"Makes abstract concepts accessible to young readers and their adults.... how difference can be scary or make people say mean things." —Booklist

"Valuable." —School Library Journal

"Worthy." —Kirkus
Who We Are! / Robie H. Harris / Candlewick Press

Price: $15.99 / ISBN: 978-0763669034 / Published: March, 2016

Ages 2-5 / Picture book
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