“Whoever You Are”
By Mem Fox, Illustrated by Leslie Staub, Published by Scholastic, Inc. 1997
For parents who would like to impart ideas about empathy, while exploring and celebrating our most basic human commonalities, Mem Fox’s Whoever You Are will be a welcomed and vital addition to your child’s home library. The book will take you and your child on a trip around the world where you’ll be shown that although our appearances and circumstances may be extremely different, we are united by this experience of humanity, whoever we may be. “Their lives may be different from yours, and their words may be different from yours, but inside, their hearts are just like yours, whoever they are, wherever they are, all over the world.”
A world that acknowledges this fundamental truth is the kind of world I wish to inspire my children to create.