Like You, Like Me

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By Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

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$18.99

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$24.99 CAD

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Hardcover

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★ "A wonderful celebration of global friendship." —Bookpage, starred review

"This story encourages young people to focus on the similarities that connect us in one human family. Highly recommended for all collections." —School Library Journal

"Two pen pals delight in their differences and commonalities…. Bright, mixed-media illustrations visually emphasize difference as a means of connection." —Kirkus Reviews

A pen pal picture book companion to the award-winning and bestselling Same, Same but Different—set in the United States and Tanzania—that celebrates the value of compassion, curiosity, and a global community. 

Tulsi and Vanessa live on separate continents—one in the mountains in North America, and the other beside the sea in Africa. By exchanging letters, they learn that they both have prankster brothers, love music, and collect treasures from nature. Their daily sights and sounds may be different, but their feelings about their experiences hold many similarities.

This thoughtful story celebrates the connections between two kids who live worlds apart. Together they rejoice in their shared love of family, friends, and community.

  • Praise for Like You, Like Me:

    * "Through collages made from painted papers and oil sticks, Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw has created a vibrant celebration of global connectedness based on the author’s daughter and her real-life pen pal… a wonderful celebration of global friendship."
    Bookpage, starred review
  • "Two girls, one living in the mountains of Northern New Mexico, the other living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, connect via a library pen pal program… in the end, the girls find that they can see one another clearly and recognize the power of friendship. Offering readers a chance to share what makes their homes and lives unique, this story also encourages young people to focus on the similarities that connect us in one human family. Highly recommended for all collections."
     
    School Library Journal
  • "In this companion to Same, Same but Different, two pen pals delight in their differences and commonalities…. Every shared detail shrinks the distance between northern New Mexico and the Tanzanian coast until the pair are all but face to face in their mutual understanding. The gently paced text moves smoothly from one letter to the next. Bright, mixed-media illustrations visually align the children’s busy lives with balanced, reflective spreads that defy the barrier of the gutter and emphasize difference as a means of connection. Charming."
    Kirkus

On Sale
Jan 16, 2024
Page Count
40 pages
ISBN-13
9780316330084