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Beautiful you, beautiful me  Cover Image Book Book

Beautiful you, beautiful me / by Tasha Spillett-Sumner ; illustrated by Salini Perera.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781771474528
  • ISBN: 1771474521
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : Owlkids Books, 2022.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"A simple story exploring the feelings of a mixed heritage child who begins to notice the physical differences between her mother's features and her own. One day, Izzy notices that her skin looks different from her mama's. "Mama," exclaims Izzy. "We don't match! You're sand, and I'm chocolate." Then Izzy realizes that her hair has big swirls and curls that jump out from her braids, while her mama's hair is smooth and straight with a braid that hangs right down the middle of her back. At first, Izzy is sad that she looks so different from her mama. She only sees the beauty in her mother's features, and not in her own. But using a gentle refrain, her mama lovingly tells her You're part of me, and I'm part of you. I'm beautiful like me, and you're beautiful like you. And with time and encouragement, Izzy comes to realize that beauty and belonging come in all shapes and sizes."-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
3-7 years
AD520L Lexile
Decoding demand: 69 (high) Semantic demand: 58 (medium) Syntactic demand: 77 (high) Structure demand: 79 (high) Lexile
Subject: Racially mixed families > Juvenile fiction.
Self-esteem > Juvenile fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Picture books.

Available copies

  • 4 of 5 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Stone County.


  • 0 current holds with 5 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Stone County-Blue Eye E Spillett (Text) 31358000556980 Easy Reader Available -

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