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I Love You Because I Love You - Cover
I Love You Because I Love You
Muon Thi Van, Katherine Tegen Books 2022
An exuberant call and response book: "I love you because you came here! I came here because I love you." "I love you because you let me make mistakes. Because I love you, no mistake is ever too great". "I love you because you see what others miss. Because I love you, I see more than before". The joyful illustrations show tremendous diversity - racial identities, gender expressions, ethnicities, family structures. Exuberant, joyful, powerful.

Ages: Play Years (2-4), Transition (4-5), Young School Age (5-8)
Languages: English
Book Types: Story Book
Identity Groups: Gay/Lesbian, Single Parent, Elders, African American, Asian American, Bi-Racial, Latino American, Native American, Multi-racial Groups, Trans/Non-Binary Gender, White/Euro-American
Special Topics: Music/Dance/Artistry - STEAM
Strands: Knowledge of Self & Connection to Others, Joy in Diversity, Imagination & Playfulness