Book cover: Be Who You Areby Todd Parr
Little, Brown, and Company, 2016
Grades PreK-1

Todd Parr’s simple story, told with bright and engaging illustrations, is a reminder to all kids that what makes us different should be embraced.

Parr reminds children to be proud of who they are, to celebrate what makes them unique, and to love the body that they are in.

This book reminds students that what makes them different makes them beautiful and will leave children smiling and feeling free to love themselves for exactly who they are.

Learning to build habits of self-care and love for ourselves (and each other) is an invaluable skill for even our youngest and most vulnerable children. A journey that begins with self-love can blossom into positive action on behalf of others.