Product Code:
547893 (Softbound)
547909 (e-book)
978-1-60554-789-3 (Softbound)
978-1-60554-790-9 (e-book)
Age Focus: 3-6
Available: April 15, 2023
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Infused with antibias and antiracist principles that can help any child form a positive self-identity

I Like Myself provides lesson planning insights and academic activities that are designed to facilitate positive racial identity in Black children. Supplementing and complementing any curriculum, this critical resource provides information across social-emotional, academic, and fine arts domains that stay faithful to curricular goals while specifically targeting the racial identity needs of Black preschoolers. Targeting the Black identity specifically, the lessons are designed to be engaging, meaningful and effective for all students, so each child feels valued and accepted while also gaining the knowledge and skills that they need to be successful. I like Myself:

  • Uses the latest research into positive identity formation to provide practical solutions for educators
  • Is Infused with antibias and antiracist principles to lessen internalized racism
  • Has 70+ activities and ideas to pair with children’s book read-alouds
  • Recommendations for more than 150 children’s books to support positive identity formation in Black children
  • Discussion questions for each chapter to guide readers’ reflections

Available April 2023

About Toni Sturdivant, PhD

Dr. Sturdivant is an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Texas A&M-Commerce. From 2011 to 2015 she taught three- and four-year-olds in an urban school district. more..