By Navjot Kaur; Illustrated by Jaspreet Sandhu
Central to this story is a young Sikh boy, who explores what it means to be different just like you. The first page turn asks a question that will encourage deeper conversations about identity and belonging: “Do you know who I am?”
Join this little human’s quest of self-discovery through the metaphor of a lion’s mane.
The narrative’s rhythm flows alongside the vibrant, red fabric of a dastaar (turban worn by members of the Sikh community), strengthening the character’s identity with each new word stitched into the dastaar.
“When we learn something new, it makes each of us stronger.”
Skipping Stones Honor Book Award Winner for Multicultural and International Awareness.
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Size: 9.25” x 10”
Pages: 40 pages
Publication: First published September 2009
REVISED EDITION September 2019
List Price: $23.95/Contact us for US/UK wholesale orders
Printed on responsibly sourced paper
Each purchase helps us to provide eye glasses to children.
Features: An advanced picture book to inspire big ideas
Glossary and Pronunciation Guide
NEW! Advanced feature in revised edition: World Map in the back where you can draw flags to show your own story of human difference.
Themes: Courage, Acceptance, Empathy, Friendship, Respect
Categories to launch discussion: Identity, Philosophy, Citizenship, People and Places, Social Studies, Geography and Cultures, Peace Education, #OwnVoices, Diversity
SOCIAL IMPACT: Every book purchase helps break the cycle of poverty and gives access to opportunity for some of the 1.4 million children around the world living with treatable vision loss.
Teacher’s Guide available with booked PD Facilitation.