Review – I See Me: Me Veo by Krystaelynne Sanders Diggs
A Bilingual Journey of Self-Discovery and Diversity
I See Me: Me Veo is a beautifully crafted bilingual journey that celebrates self-discovery and diversity. Seamlessly blending English and Spanish, this book invites young readers into a world where understanding and appreciating one’s identity is paramount.
Why I loved this book
This is about representation, when you read a book, it’s nice to imagine you could be the person having that adventure or experience. It helps if the person described is as someone like you whether that’s likeness or personality. For instance I relate to this little boy with a big imagination who loves reading and going to the library. One who is sensitive and cares for himself and those around him. He’s a small child after my own heart.The narrative is simple yet profound, resonating with children from diverse backgrounds. On occasion the phrasing and word choice is jarring, seems too old for a small child, but that’s a minor thing.
What about the art?
The illustrations are vibrant and engaging, complementing the text’s message of self-love and cultural pride. The eyes remind me of those persuasive eyes of Puss in Boots from Shrek. (Forgive me but I’m always going on about those eyes)
Why you should read I See Me: Me Veo
This book is not just a story; it’s an educational tool that encourages bilingualism and inclusivity. Perfect for young readers, it’s a lovely addition to any child’s library, fostering a sense of belonging and self-acceptance.
My thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for a copy of this digital eARC in exchange for a candid review.
Should you wish to read more from this author check out my review for Always There
3 Stars - Liked It