Me and the Family Tree by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin. Sourcebooks, 2022. 9781728242491
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3
What did you like about the book? We are all reflections both physically and characteristically of our families. This little narrator tells us about all the different family members from whom she has inherited her physical traits. All of these traits created her, a unique person who is growing big and strong! It is a beautiful homage to family and the strong bonds we have with each other. The pictures look like watercolor art work of a beautiful Black family. Although the book highlights an African American family, there is even great diversity even within the family.
Anything you didn’t like about it? I would have appreciated the author mentioning more than just the physical traits we inherit from our family.
To whom would you recommend this book? This book is perfect for young readers learning about their family both in school and at home. I would recommend this for ages 3 and older.
Who should buy this book? Daycares and early learning centers
Where would you shelve it? Picture books
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Rose Metayer, Boston Latin School, Boston MA
Date of review: July 14, 2022