Lulu loves her family, but people are always asking What are you? Lulu hates that question. Her brother inspires her to come up with a “power phrase” so she can easily express who she is, not what she is. This inspiring book includes a wonderful Note to Readers from the author, sharing her own experience as a multiracial person.
“I love that there are more books being written exploring families and embracing the differences in our world.”
“It’s heartbreaking to read the odd questions Lulu is asked by adults who should know better. The text’s mission of it’s more about who she is, not what she is should resonate with all students, not only biracial children. Great one-page Author’s Note of information.”
“It’s not what you are, it is who you are!” This is a great quote at the back of this book. The main character in this book is a little girl with a black mother and a white father. People constantly ask “what she is.” She asks her big brother for advice and he tells her to focus on who she is. This book explores self-esteem, families and being biracial.”
“I have not seen a book like this, which talks openly about being biracial and the unpleasant questions that are asked by strangers (such as someone telling the white father how great it is that he adopted a black child, when he is the biological father or the Black mother being mistaken for the nanny). I think this book is straightforward, positive and has a great comeback for questions about “what are you?” It is about who you are and all your positive attributes.”
“Another amazing book to add to a collection for a preschool, kindergarten-second grade teacher. I would buy this for a 4-8-year-old no matter their cultural background. It is, of course, a great gift for a biracial child that is getting some of these uncomfortable questions.”