A Kid is a Kid is a Kid

A book told from a kid’s point of view, how refreshing! A Kid is a Kid is a Kid is an inside look into a conversation children are having at the playground. They discuss questions they are always asked. Things like: Where are you from? Are you a girl or a boy? Why do you always wear the same shirt? Not only are these questions that kids get asked repeatedly, they represent the diversity in individuals. The kids share how exhausted they are from the typical questions they receive and follow this by offering suggestions for better ones they would rather be asked, like: Do you want to play?

The simple concept and the way that it’s presented makes this book stand out. I love how effortlessly the author tackles gender norms and racial bias in nonchalant ways. I also enjoy how this book brings power to kids allowing them to speak for themselves. 

Add it to your bookshelf!

Author: Sara O’leary

Illustrator: Qin Leng

Publisher:House Of Anansi

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I was kindly given this book for my honest review but all opinions are my own.


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