Interactive Read-Aloud Celebrating Diversity: I Am Enough
Interactive Read-Aloud Celebrating Diversity: I Am Enough, written by Grace Byers and illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo, is an essential story reminding all of us that, despite our differences, we should love ourselves, always be kind, and respect others. In this gorgeous and lyrical story, readers will have the opportunity to connect and discover their amazing qualities, learn about respecting others and their differences, and ultimately the importance of being kind to each other. As the story unfolds, students are called to reflect on their inner strength and beauty. The Stop-Think-Paraphrase (STP) comprehension focus threaded throughout the story allows students to stop, think, and compare their qualities to things around the world. The lesson’s SEL connection is acceptance. We first learn to accept who we are by connecting who we are to qualities found all around us, then we learn to accept others for who they are—even if they possess qualities different from ours.