Just. Like. You.


“Such a lovely and engaging book. Can’t wait to read it out loud to the little ones I love!”

– Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award winner

“I love the positive portrayal of fat children and the diversity of all bodies and children in this book!”

-Lisa Fipps, award-winning author of Starfish

“… a message encouraging readers to celebrate their own differences by appreciating the unique contributions they make to the world.”

– Kirkus Reviews

From the Publisher

JUST. LIKE. YOU. is a rhyming story in celebration of diversity that introduces readers to all the different members of a classroom, and what makes each of them uniquely who they are.

Lu speaks with her hands
Will writes down their thoughts
Ava reads along the page; her fingers glide on dots.

Bella’s body’s narrow
Julian’s is round
Elijah’s legs are shortish, so his dress drags on the ground.

Written in a melodic, read-aloud ready rhyme,  Just. Like. You. is a joyful celebration of individuality and diversity. Follow a class of students throughout the school day from morning to night and discover what makes each of them unique; from different talents, abilities, and body sizes, to ethnicities, religions, gender expressions and more, there are so many things to love about being you. Avneet Sandhu’s endearing, playful portrait illustrations bring this magnificent classroom to life.

A perfect back-to-school gift, or anytime-gift, Just. Like. You. is a burst of delight.

Just. Like. You. Educator Guide