This is Me, A Story of Who We are and Where We Came From
by Jamie Lee Curtis, illustrated by Laura Cornell
Workman Publishing, 2016
An intriguing story asking if you were to immigrate to a new country and could only take what would fit in a suitcase, what would you take.
A teacher shared with her class that her great-grandmother came on a boat with just a suitcase. She shared what her great-grandmother brought, then she asked the students what they would bring if they left. We visit the rooms of eight children to see what they would take, what they would leave, and why.
Written in rhyme, the author Jamie Lee Curtis gets philosophical saying, who you are it isn’t just what you’ve got, but part what you learn and part what you’re taught. A thinker of a book. Something both child and parent can discuss.