FICTION

I Am Perfectly Designed

Holt. Nov. 2019. 40p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781250232212.
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PreS-Gr 2–As a boy and his father take a walk through the city, they revisit some of their special experiences together, including dressing up like syrup and waffles for Halloween, and pretending to be statues in the park. The authors create a sense of warmth and wisdom and portray the main characters among other families that have their own worlds of memories and experiences. Syed’s charming, colorful cartoon illustrations depict LGBT, Muslim, and multicultural families. This picture book provides young readers with an empowering lesson on the value of individuality and self-love.
VERDICT This realistic portrait of modern family life is an excellent addition for any collection. It is highly recommended as a teaching tool for topics related to tolerance, acceptance, and inclusivity.

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