Just Like Me by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. PICTURE BOOK POETRY. Knopf (Random), 2020. $18. 9780525582090
BUYING ADVISORY: EL - OPTIONAL
AUDIENCE APPEAL: LOW
Brantley-Newton’s illustrations are vibrant and energetic – a feast for the eyes. Most of the poetry is free verse – the messages are mostly uplifting (Door Buster comes off as a mean girl poem, though it is probably meant to be a take-charge poem), but the actual poetry is lacking.
Cindy, Library Teacher, MLS