Just like me? : an honors thesis (ADS 480 substituting for HONRS 499)
Everyone has something about himself or herself that is different from anyone else, and it is these differences that make people individuals. The purpose of this project is to explain to young children that everyone is different in their own way. I'm trying to get the point across that whether someone is short, tall, fat, skinny, black, white, male, female, homosexual, heterosexual, blond, redheaded, has a physical disability, etc., they are all special people with feelings. Children need to recognize while they are young that everyone has something different about them that is different from everyone else. Children need to realize that it is O.K. to not be like everyone else and that is these differences that make people individuals. I created a children's book that focuses on making people's differences more positive in the eyes of children. The target audience of the book is children ages three to eight years old. The intent is for parents or teachers to read this book with their children to help them further understand and link the characters with real life situations.