I realized I use this phrase – Be You – many times over, in comments on other’s posts, in my own posts, and even in conversations with others. It is a short, sweet, inspiring, and empowering affirmation all in these two words!
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Be You: The Books Edition
You Are a Reader! / You Are a Writer!
You Are a Reader! / You Are a Writer! by April Jones Prince and illustrated by Christine Davenier (Children’s Stories in Verse | 6 – 8 years, and up | Margaret Ferguson Books | July 18, 2023)
Description: You are a Reader! / You are a Writer! is a book made to be read twice, once from the front and once from the back. Read one way, children will see all the joys that reading can bring–flip it over and they’ll be inspired by the imaginative possibilities of writing!
First, love the concept.. (have always loved this concept of flip-it books!) that adds to the element of fun for readers young and old. Second, this of course means we get double the fun – two books in one. Third – showing that indisputable connection between reading and writing with imagination! Next – I totally loved both the creative rhyming verses and the sweet adorable illustrations! Last but not the least, the book offers up so many ways to read and write, inspiring the reader and writer within us in myriad fashions!
So pick up this book, for yourself, or for the young reader/writer in your life, or because this is a book that needs to be read!
Be You: Quotes and More
Sharon Creech’s quotes about ‘you’.(July 29th birthday)
“Each child brings so much joy and hope into the world, and that is reason enough for being here. As you grow older, you will contribute something else to this world, and only you can discover what that is.”
“What I have since realized is that if people expect you to be brave, sometimes you pretend that you are, even when you are frightened down to your very bones.”
“Every character is asking: Whats my place? Why am I here? I dont want the answer to be Just because. You find your own purpose. Each finds the reason to be here and how to contribute.”
“You know, maybe that’s all anybody wants, is to be useful. And have somebody else notice it.”
More Wise Words on Being You
“Don’t ever let anyone put out your light because they are blinded by it.” ― Shannon L. Alder
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” —Oscar Wilde
“You, being yourself, unknowingly inspire others to be themselves.” —Mooji
“Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?” —Charles Bukowski
“Make the most of yourself….for that is all there is of you.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Never apologize for burning too brightly or collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made.” ― Tyler Kent White
And Now, the End of This Post
Dear reader, have you read any of the featured/mentioned books? What is your number one way of being you, and your tip to others to ‘be you’? As always, I welcome any and all thoughts and recommendations related to this post.