White-Dunsen, Naomi V. Why Am I Here? (2021). Naomi Books, LLC.
Summary: Why Am I Here? All the possibilities are at your fingertips. When
you use your imagination, you can see yourself doing, hearing, and saying so much. Where should you go? Through the jungle, ocean and even the sky there is not any place that you cannot travel to decide where and why! We are all quite different, yet we are the same. You are made to dream! You are made to discover! You are made to be the best you!
Strengths: This book allows readers to explore and identify with feelings about intrapersonal communication for various ages. It is vibrant and empowering to anyone who picks it up.
Weaknesses: There are no weaknesses. This book is full of inspiration however having a main character as a guide throughout the story would have been meaningful.
Thoughts: The collaboration between the author and illustrator are perfect. The text is rich and full of words that helps readers reflect on their opportunities and strengths. School Librarians love to expose students to the idea of “wonder. It helps students stay engaged and think about the possibilities. It places them in the story and helps them truly feel that it could be their reality.