What Makes Me...Me Children's Book Review & Book Tour Giveaway

This morning, I have a children's book in our book review spotlight! Check out What Makes Me...Me, learn about author Anne Baldwin & be sure to enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

Book TitleWhat Makes Me...Me by Anne Baldwin
Category:  Children's Fictions (ages 3-7), 34 pages
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
Publisher:  Anne Baldwin
Release date:   June 2021
Formats Available for Review: print - softback (USA only), e-book PDF
Tour dates: May 2 to May 20, 2022
Content Rating:  G -Suitable for everyone.  

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About the Book
What Makes Me...Me is a story about harnessing your super powered brain. We are all special and unique and our differences are what make us all special. What Makes Me...Me was written especially for those kids with neurological differences, their families, and their friends.
My Review

What Makes Me...Me is the perfect book to introduce children (and adults) to neurological diversity. One of my daughter's long-time friends has Tourette's--and has been in the school district's gifted program with her for many years. Her friend is highly gifted in languages and science and is a fantastic artist. Not to mention being quite a wonderful friend with a huge heart and loads of compassion. This book does a beautiful job introducing a child with Tourette's to young readers and caregivers--giving his points of view on the characteristics that make him....him. My daughter and classmates have pulled many adults (substitute teachers, librarians, club advisors) aside over the years to give them gentle reminders about her friend, his behavior--and his gifts. I think this book could serve well to educate adult caregivers gently, as well as educators and support staff too! 


Colorful Illustrations Add to the Story. The author and her little primary character share emotions through the illustrations, too, as the little boy talks about situations and experiences that he encounters at school and home. Readers will see his happiness--and his fear and disappointment as well. 


Would I Recommend What Makes Me...Me by Anne Baldwin? I think this is a wonderful story for little ones facing neurological differences and other young readers and caregivers. It can serve as a wonderful reminder to adults working with children that sometimes diversity isn't immediately visible! I would recommend this book to any group or organization serving or working with young children.

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Meet the Author

Anne Baldwin is a wife, mom, and fierce advocate for neurodiverse kids. Anne wrote her first book What Makes Me...Me after her son Levi was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome. Passionate about stopping the stigma around Tourette-Syndrome, Anne hopes that her books about embracing your differences as what makes you unique will help kids with Tourette Syndrome, ADHD, and other neurological disorders to feel included and accepted by everyone. Anne lives in metro-Detroit with her husband Nick, their sons Levi and Gus, 3 cats, a dog, and a leopard gecko. 

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