An ALA 2020 Rise: A Feminist Book Project List Top Ten Selection There's more to being a boy than sports, feats of daring, and keeping a stiff upper lip. A Boy Like You encourages every boy to embrace all the things that make him unique, to be brave and ask for help, to tell his own story and listen to the stories of those around him. In an age when boys are expected to fit into a particular mold, this book celebrates all the wonderful ways to be a boy.
“It's SOOOO beautiful! ...When I read it I kept seeing/imagining a man reading it as part of a commencement speech to an audience of young men. Don't know why I saw this...maybe it was a picture prayer that this message reaches lots and lots of men--young and old and in between.” - Paige Britt, author of Why Am I Me
“Everyone needs this book!!! If you are a boy, have a boy as a son, teach a boy, coach a boy, love a boy or know a boy...this book is for you! Beautiful words, beautiful images, beautiful message! I can’t wait to buy all the books and give them to everyone I know! So excited! Can’t wait to hold it in my hand!” - Theresa Mingacci, Kindergarten Teacher
“This book is awesome with a great message...beautifully written. Illustrations are equally amazing and display diversity in many forms.” - Christine Bailey, Special Education Teacher
“OMG! This is beautiful!” Tami Charles, Author of Like Vanessa
“I love A BOY LIKE YOU! What a special book that sons and parents will treasure! The lines “ask people to tell you their stories. Then listen. Listen hard. Stories connect all of us.” are just so true and wonderful! Your author’s note is just perfect - and the endpapers are awesome! ...there’s a lot to love about this book.” - Katey Howes, Author of Be A Maker
“A Boy Like You has an empowering and positive message which can have an impact whether you are 8 years, 16 years old or an adult -- it can be kept on a shelf and read over and over again." - Kathy Morrison, Owner Newtown Bookshop, Newtown, PA
“A Boy Like You, I can’t even explain the #heartbeeps because they are wicked, wicked BIG. It’s beautiful and perfect and the world is going to love it. And my mom cried reading it to me.” - Olivia Van Ledtje (aka “LivBits”), Book advocate and social media influencer
“...the text is gorgeous. Wow, I love it.” - Holly McGhee, Author of Come With Me.
“It is GORGEOUS, BEAUTIFUL, & THOUGHTFUL!!!!!!” Chris Kehan, Library Media Specialist
“It’s beautiful!” - Corinna Luyken, Author of My Heart
“So so beautiful. A Boy Like You is a beautiful, joyful celebration of little boys and a much-needed antidote to toxic masculinity. I wish I had it when my guys were little.” - Shana Corey, Author of Players in Pigtails and editor at Random House Children’s Books
“A sweet story - so positive and encouraging and hopeful.” - Debbie Ridpath Ohi, Illustrator of I’m Bored, I’m Sad, & I’m Worried.
“A Boy Like You is powerful. It conveys messages that I try to exemplify every day! The illustrations fit well and the narrative is fresh and timeless. The world needs a book like this.” - George Jackson, Principal at Larchmont Elementary School, NJ