Just Like Me by Andre Sullivan
Just Like Me is a story of the precocious 6-year-old Cassidy and her day long adventure to the park with her father where she learns timely truths about diversity and harmony and how deep down, we truly are all the same. Imagine if everyone could see a piece of themselves in everyone they met. This is a story about how we are all connected and just how beautiful that is.
Just Like Me is about, understanding that we are all the same. You see a piece of yourself in someone else. Society has a negative perception of who we are supposed to be, but we are all the same. ‘Cassidy’ is a young girl who learns a valuable life lesson on her 6th birthday. Cassidy thinks that society is different, but she soon finds out otherwise. She learns that no matter what race, status, or demographic you are from; we all have “2 eyes, 1 nose, 10 fingers, and 10 toes”. Even her shirt reads “Just Do the Right Thing”.
I enjoyed the book because she shares her afternoon with her father, who is in her life! I love the illustrations and how the story line comes together to give us a lesson. I really enjoyed how the author made the book with some rhyming to get the reader entertain as it tells a story.
This is the author’s first book and he’s continuing ‘Cassidy’ in a series. I am excited for what is to come.