I have not read the novel: Same Kind of Different as Me but I still thought this would make a good book for my kids. I am constantly striving for ways to remind my children that this world does not center around us and our farm. That the world is way bigger than us, and God made lots of different people in all sizes, shapes, colors, personalities, etc. It is one of the chief reasons that we decided to bring WWOOFers to our farm. We do not live in a very diverse area. That was a choice we made based on where we bought land. But I can bring diversity to my children through people that come here or by places we go and visit. (I really want to do mission work with my kiddos as they get older.)
Anyways that is a bit off topic. Back to my review.
The cover of Same Kind of Different as Me for Kidsindicates that it is for very little children, but I actually think this is a book directed more at my boys (who are in second grade) or older. There are a lot of words on every page, and it is intended to serve as a conversational piece about making a difference—no matter how big or small we are and no matter how big or small the task. It tells the story of one man and his journey from the streets to a life of purpose.
Based on the New York Times bestseller Same Kind of Different As Me, which sold more than a million copies worldwide and inspired the major motion picture, this book tells the true story of Denver Moore and Ron Hall, who also created the delightful illustrations in this book.
Booklookbloggers provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.