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Looking Like Me

Looking Like Me:
1 Hardcover/1 CD (see all formats)

Author: Walter Dean Myers   Illustrator: Christopher Myers   Narrators: Dion Graham, Quincy Tyler Bernstine
ISBN: 9781430108726
Length:  8 Min 02 Sec
Release Date: 7/31/2011
Reading Level: 2.6
Grades: K – 4

Looking Like Me 1 HC/1 CD
ISBN: 9781430108726
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Looking Like Me CD
ISBN: 9781430108702
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Description
"Dion Graham's confident, enthusiastic narration powerfully depicts a young African-American boy who is beginning to identify who he is in the world. Quincy Tyler Bernstine adds a dynamic array of female voices. No detail is overlooked in this production.... Realistic sound effects link the audio to the pictures and reflect the story's urban setting."-AudioFile Magazine

Awards

  ALA Notable Children's Recordings  
  AudioFile's Best Audiobooks of the Year Award  
  AudioFile's Earphones Award  

Reviews

Review by: School Library Journal - May 15, 2012
"The father-son team of Walter Dean and Christopher Myers has written and illustrated a picture book that invites us to acknowledge all the people that each one of us can be. When young Jeremy looks in a mirror, he sees a "handsome dude" looking back. His sister adds that he is a little brother. He's also a son, a dancer, a writer, an artist, a dreamer, a city child, a runner, "a talker with many tales to tell," and more. As Jeremy adds identities, and fist bumps people along the way, he realizes that there are probably many more adjectives to come. The rhythmic poems on each page are turned into exuberant dialogue by the narrators. Dion Graham has the perfect voice and intonation for lively and savvy Jeremy and Quincy Tyler Bernstine expressively voices the female characters. Mario Rodriquez's music echoes the theme and illustrations: a sweet girl comments that Jeremy is a dancer to a salsa beat when he's described as a city child, there are background city sounds. Although Christopher Meyers's vibrant collages are sometimes difficult to interpret, the juxtaposition of silhouette against the photo-collages and the lively arrangement of the text on each colorful page create a jazzy accompaniment to this invitation to self-discovery."
Review by: AudioFile Magazine - September 22, 2011
"This audio-and-picture-book combination creates a seamless collage of color and sound, with a vibrant message of limitless dreams. Dion Graham's confident, enthusiastic narration powerfully depicts a young African-American boy who is beginning to identify who he is in the world. Quincy Tyler Bernstine adds a dynamic array of female voices. No detail is overlooked in this production. The background music lends a sense of anticipation to the opening credits and underscores the story with its laid-back groove. Realistic sound effects link the audio to the pictures and reflect the story's urban setting. Best of all, the book is fun! Its compelling poetry invites the audience on an adventure of self-discovery. "



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