Parents' Guide to

Children Just Like Me

By Ann Marie Sammataro, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Introduces kids to variety of cultures and places.

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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 5+

Good for all ages

This is very good for teaching kids what life is like in different places. Some stories were upsetting or sad, but that is the way it is and kids deserve to know.
age 7+

I would recommend this book to all ages!

I got this book for christmas when I was about six years old, now I am 20 and I still have this book at home, I read it all the time. It is what inspired me to want to travel and learn about people all around the world. I would also recommend the other Children Just Like Me book, as well as other books sponsered by UNICEF! This book will open your eyes to so many different lives and experiences.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This inspiring work, produced in conjunction with UNICEF, urges readers to focus on the interests they have in common with other kids. Some of these compelling stories are sorrowful: Seven-year-old Meena, for example, lives on a construction site in New Delhi with her transplanted family, and longs to return to her rural village. Other tales are uplifting, and all are absorbing to read. The book strikes a delicate balance between providing vital information about the culture and region and presenting anecdotal tidbits on topics of interest to children: a child's favorite food, toy, friend, or school subject.

Children the same age as most of the subjects will find the reading too advanced, but the book is an excellent resource for middle-grade children. Each page overflows with information, both textual and visual. Barnabas Kindersley's cheerful photographs document everyday details, including each child's abode and schoolwork. Readers will be challenged and touched by this remarkable work.

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