by Susan Verde, Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
Abrams Books for Young Readers
Embrace empathy with the instant #1 New York Times bestselling companion to I Am Love and I Am Peace!
Being human means we are full of possibility. We learn, we dream, we wonder at the world around us. But we also make mistakes and can feel fearful or sad.
From the bestselling team that created I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, I Am Love, and I Am One comes a hopeful celebration of the human family. I Am Human affirms that we can make good choices by acting with compassion and having empathy for others and ourselves. When we find common ground, we can feel connected to the great world around us and mindfully strive to be our best selves.
Includes a guided meditation.
"Reynolds' simple line drawings with bursts of color have become iconic, and they serve the simple, affirming text with their own vision of the emotions and possibilities we humans have in this wide world . . . Grown-ups will enjoy reading this regularly with the children in their lives: The reminders benefit us all."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"Verde brings it all together in the end with the connectedness of humans to each other. The clear and concise text is well-matched by Reynolds' familiar illustrations in which viewers follow an unnamed boy of color (born on page one) on his human journey . . . An age-appropriate and hopeful look at what it means to be a connected human on this planet."-- "School Library Journal"
About the Author:
Susan Verde is the author of The Museum, You and Me, I Am Yoga, and My Kicks. She is a certified mindfulness and yoga instructor and lives in East Hampton, New York.
Peter H. Reynolds is the renowned illustrator behind the bestselling Judy Moody and Stink series as well as many other bestselling and award-winning picture books, including The Dot and Ish. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.