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The Resource I am human : a book of empathy, by Susan Verde ; illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

I am human : a book of empathy, by Susan Verde ; illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

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I am human : a book of empathy
Title
I am human
Title remainder
a book of empathy
Statement of responsibility
by Susan Verde ; illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
Title variation
Empathy
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A child recognizes his own humanity, his capacity for doing harm and being harmed, his ability to feel joy and sadness, and his belief in hope and promise to keep learning
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Review
  • PreS-Gr 3—This companion book to I Am Yoga and I Am Peace explores what it means to be human. It begins with "I was born. A miracle! One of billions but unique!" and continues with traits that make us human—learning, having dreams, seeing possibility, curiosity, wonder, and friendships. Then it addresses the not-so-great stuff: hurting others with words or actions; being fearful or sad. It also offers a way to get beyond the not-perfect bits—with thoughtfulness, kindness, helping, being fair, listening, and apologizing. Verde brings it all together in the end with the connectedness of humans to each other. The clear and concise text is well-matched by Reynolds' familiar illustrations in which viewers follow an unnamed boy of color (born on page one) on his human journey. As in the previous books, each page features an abundance of white space around the main illustration, giving readers plenty of room to absorb the thoughtful text. An author's note on being human with a short lesson on loving-kindness meditation is appended. VERDICT An age-appropriate and hopeful look at what it means to be a connected human on this planet. It can be read as a picture book with big ideas or used as a great discussion starter.—Catherine Callegari, Gay-Kimball Library, Troy, NH --Catherine Callegari (Reviewed 09/01/2018) (School Library Journal, vol 64, issue 9, p97)
  • Verde and Reynolds (I am Yoga, 2015; I Am Peace, 2017) team up again, this time to explore what it means to be human. A child in red-striped shirt and blue jeans explores the range of possibilities open to them as a human being. Starting with "I was born. A miracle! One of billions but unique!" the narrator lists activities ("I am always learning"; "I have BIG dreams") and feelings ("I am amazed by nature"). After rejoicing in the positive, the child finds that they sometimes make mistakes, hurt others, and are hurt. They explore the difficult sides of being human: fear and sadness. Here, the colors of the illustrations dull to a greyish blue. But they have a solution. They can "make choices" and "move forward" with "thoughtfulness" (giving flowers to that friend they hurt). When the child chooses kindness, compassion, listening, and saying sorry, they find that they are connected to everyone, and they resolve to keep trying, because "I am full of hope. I am human." Reynolds' simple line drawings with bursts of color have become iconic, and they serve the simple, affirming text with their own vision of the emotions and possibilities we humans have in this wide world. He depicts the protagonist with brown skin and black, curly hair amid a multiracial gathering of other children and adults. An author's note guides readers through a loving-kindness meditation as an example of how one can choose to improve one's relationships with others. Grown-ups will enjoy reading this regularly with the children in their lives: The reminders benefit us all. (Picture book. 3-9) (Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2018)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10690473
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Verde, Susan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages: 4+
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Reynolds, Peter H.
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True
Series statement
Wellness series
Series volume
3
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Compassion
  • Conduct of life
  • Empathy
Target audience
primary
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a book of empathy
Label
I am human : a book of empathy, by Susan Verde ; illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
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Publication
Note
"Includes a guided meditation"--Book jacket flap
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061473998
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781419731655
Lccn
2017054251
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1020303718
Label
I am human : a book of empathy, by Susan Verde ; illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
Publication
Note
"Includes a guided meditation"--Book jacket flap
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061473998
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781419731655
Lccn
2017054251
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1020303718

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