Just Like Me: jam packed with amazing, inspirational people proving that differences are superpowers!
“The world is full of people who are a little different. Our uniqueness makes us who we are. We are all ‘different; not less’.
This is a collection of the true stories of 40 inspirational figures from around the world, all of whom are physically or neurologically diverse. Each story includes struggles and triumphs, a motivational quote and information on each condition.
Reflective of our diverse society, this book features Simone Biles, Selena Gomez, Temple Grandin, Warwick Davies, Daniel Radcliffe, Stephen Hawking, Greta Thunberg and many more.”
Just Like Me is a fabulous new non-fiction book which tells the stories of some incredibly inspirational figures from all walks of life: athletes, activists, actors, artists and so many more! It’s a brilliant book which shows that even though we are all different, we’re all unique… it’s a brilliant book that could be read and enjoyed regardless of age!
As part of the blog tour, each of us were asked to focus on onee particular person mentioned in the book. The stops on the blog tour so far have been brilliant and today it’s my turn to share with you MY chosen person.
I’ve chosen the incredible Simone Biles.
A little known fact about me, but I absolutely adore gymnastics. It’s one of my favourite things to watch and I always get really excited when it’s on TV (it’s absolutely one of my favourite things to watch when the Olympics is on!). Simone, for me, symbolises everything a brilliant gymnast should be: determined, talented and poised.
She’s one of the most well-known gymnasts in the world and rightfully so. She is the world’s third most decorated gymnasts all of time, and the most decorated American gymnast with a whopping 30 Olympic and World Championship medals. She’s often seen throwing herself in the air, doing things in the gymnastics arena that look impossible all while looking like she’s having the time of her life.
I admire her tenacity and her detemination. She never lets anything stand in her way of achieving her goals. She doesn’t stand for injustices. I think she’s an incredible role model for young girls all over the world: she shows that you can do anything you set your mind to if you just work hard and believe in yourself!
She makes someone like me (who is NOT a very athletic person) want to chuck myself at a gymnastics floor and have a go!
A massive thank you to the publishers for inviting me to be on the blog tour! This book is going down a storm at school and my kids are loving learning about these different, inspirational role models!
Check out the rest of the stops on the blog tour: