Book Review: You Are My Friend

Author: Aimee Reid
Illustrator: Matt Phelan

From the Book Jacket: Mister Rogers is one of the most beloved television personalities. But before Fred Rogers was the man who brought us Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, he was just little Fred Rogers. As a child, he was often sick and had trouble making friends, but his mother encouraged him to befriend the helpers in his community, and his grandfather inspired his confidence to explore the world around him. When he grew up, Fred realized he could convey the message of compassion, equality, and kindness to children through television. 

You Are My Friend is a gentle homage to Fred Rogers and shows how his simple message still resonates with us today: "There's no person in the whole world like you, and I like you just the way you are."

Why It's On My Bookshelf: This is such a special book and it is so WELL written for children to understand who was Mister Rogers and how he had a positive impact on our world. This past year a lot of people remembered him on World Kindness Day by wearing cardigans. If you want to teach your students about him - I highly recommend this book. Especially because as a child he did not always have it easy but CHOSE to make a difference through love and kindness. Very inspirational and what a great biography to study. 

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