Alone Like Me

Written and Illustrated by Rebecca Evans

Alone Like Me is a book about a little girl that moves with her family to a big city in China. There she is unable to go to school and has to go sit at the factories where her parents work. When she goes to the park to play, the other kids make fun of her, because she is poor and from another place. One day she is in the market with her mother, when she sees another little girl in a yellow coat. She looks all over for her for days, in the market, at the park, and everywhere she goes. She cannot find her, until one day when looking over the balcony she sees the girl on a balcony below. They become friends by passing notes to each other. The author talks about how everyone feels lonely sometimes, but you never know when a new friend might walk into your life and change it forever. I think the children here in my elementary library will enjoy reading this story about loneliness and hope. The illustrations are done in watercolors with grey and white, except for the red and yellow coats of the two little girls. It was a beautiful way to draw attention to the characters in the story.

Reviewed by Heather Arauzo, Librarian, Granger Elementary
Review shared in August 2022
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 1-3

Alone Like Me
Written and Illustrated by Rebecca Evans
Anne Schwartz Books
40 pages
Release Date: May 3, 2022
ISBN: 9780593181928
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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