It's Me by Jeff Kubiak
Category: Middle-Grade Non-Fiction (Ages 8-12), 57 pages
Genre: Children's/Middle Grade, Non-fiction, own voices
Publisher: EduMatch Publishing
Release date: November 14, 2020
Tour dates: Jan 25 to Feb 12, 2021
Content Rating: PG. Although the book reads like a graphic novel, it does contain topics dealing with racism and other social issues.
It's Me is dedicated to every person who has ever felt less about who they are or want to be because of someone else’s opinion, feelings, or prejudice. Let's ditch the prejudiced labeling, and embrace our Human Race for the diversity, inclusivity, equity, and individuality we all deserve.
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BOOK REVIEW By LAWonder10:
It's Me is a very good, simple text book dealing with many types of behavioral or other differences in individuals. It points out their negative and positive differences, seeking understanding and acceptance. It's mission is to aid each reader in becoming more tolerant and accepting of others.
This is non-fiction based on real people.
I do hope these varying types realize they have an obligation to overcome tendencies and and be accepting of others as well. We each need strong support and acceptance. We each have individual feelings.
The watercolor art by Briannah Altpeter is simple but effective.
I offer a Four and a Half Stars rating for this much needed book.
*This book was gifted me with no pressure for a positive review. This is my honest review.
Do you really “See”all people?
It’s Me, a book that will give you a start. It can take an enormous amount of courage for some people to speak up and to really show who they are. Especially if you’ve been put down, teased, bullied, and mistreated before. Black, LGBTQ, Handicapped, Disabled, Muslim, and so many other identities and groups. We have come to a time and place in our world that acceptance can be a cruel, difficult, and even a non existent thing. You see, not only has the world become a difficult place for so many people to live and thrive, we have many who choose to be color blind, and not see anything but a difference they choose not to embrace.
Imagine being a black male educator. Depending on which part of the country you live in, you don’t see many teachers or educators of color. Not only do we need way more men of color in our educational system, we need a path for them that is more equitable and inclusive. Racism, privilege, red tape and barriers to climb. The access for them is not the same. Well, add to it a Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, and now, a Ph.D! This would put you in the 1-2% of the world’s population! My friend Dr. Basil Marin, not only crushed these barriers, but his story is a huge part of my book!
As you sift through the pages of the book, you will meet extraordinary people who have been prejudiced, biased, labeled, bullied, and oppressed. The time is now to be brave. Help me take a stand, and empower others that may need a voice. While you may only be one person, together, we can provide a tidal wave of kindness, compassion, empathy, understanding, and love for those who need us most.
I “See” you. Do you “See” all people?
Meet the Author:
Jeff loves children's literature , “One Drop of Kindness” is Jeff's first published children's book. It's Me reads like a fun graphic novel, but it is entirely non fiction. Every character in the book is a real student, or educator.
It is so important for us to give access, equity, inclusion, and compassion to all those we meet. "Seeing" each other and embracing our differences are jewels to life!
Jeff taught for ten years as an elementary school teacher in grades 4, 5, and 6 and has seven years of administrative experience. He's always looked at education from a different lens: from someone who hated and struggled with school. Jeff vows to always do his best to help increase opportunities for all students to feel heard, noticed, celebrated, challenged and safe. Jeff works hard to push back against the old model of “Industrialized Education” and fight compliance. There is not a day that goes by that he is not looking ahead to improve teacher pedagogy, student engagement and digital access for all.
Being a former world class swimmer and coach and looks at education from perspectives that others don’t. Jeff knows what it takes to fail, struggle, win and go through the daily challenges that we all face. Jeff is based in California and can be found at jeffkubiak.com, Twitter at @jeffreykubiak and https://jeffkubiak.blogspot.com/.
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