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That Can be Me by Asma Sara Ali


Title: That Can Be Me

Author: Asma Sara Ali

Illustrator: Natasha Faltinek

Publisher: Self-Published

Age: 3-8

Rating: 7/10 ๐ŸŒŸ

Summary: A little girl uses her imagination to dream the different things that she just might want to be when she grows up. Her imagination is inspired by the people around her although no names are mentioned, just her observations.


Lessons: I love the message of this book: encouraging the young ones to be whatever they set their hearts to. Each page mentions a different occupation the character dreams about. It is written in rhyme throughout and the kids will definitely add a few new words to their vocabulary. I appreciate the fact that the author has included some professions we don't normally see in young children's books i.e. electrician, biologist. Even though the main character is a girl, this book works for boys as well. I was slightly caught off guard when the first thing I read was 'I want to be an activist', I guess it was a little unexpected for me and not sure how I feel about it. The protagonist's mother is shown in a hijab, so this book would bring inclusivity on any bookshelves.


Aug 16/2019

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