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Crystel Patterson / Emerging Reader

I Am Different

I Am Different

by Crystel Patterson /

Illustrated by Briana Young

Ekon, Nia, and Malachi are constantly reminded of their differences. Some people tease them, but their family and friends compliment their qualities that make them different. With the mixed reactions they receive, they each wonder who they should believe and come to an empowering resolution.
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Crystel Patterson

Crystel Patterson is the author of the "Inspired to be..." book series which seeks to spread Black inspiration to ALL children through stories based on the culture, experiences, and dreams of Black people. To learn more, please visit

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