I See You Hardcover – October 9, 2017

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Gold medal winner, 2018 IPPY Awards Gold Medal Winner, 2017 Foreword INDIES Awards Gold Medal winner, Mom’s Choice AwardsShe is “invisible” to everyone around her…except one boy.Homelessness is a problem that is both very visible and, in many ways, invisible. I See You is a wordless picture book that depicts a homeless woman who is not seen by everyone around her — except for a little boy.  Over the course of a year, the boy is witness to all that she endures. Ultimately, in a gesture of compassion, the boy acknowledges her in an exchange in which he sees her and she experiences being seen. In a Note for Parents, Educators, and Neighbors  there are discussion questions and additional resources about helping the homeless. Open the door for kids and parents to begin a conversation about homelessness.

Review

Gold medal winner, 2018 IPPY Awards

Gold Medal Winner, 2017 Foreword INDIES Awards

Gold Medal winner, Mom’s Choice Awards

“Michael Genhart’s wordless picture book is about heart, compassion and connecting with others. It is the very best medium to open the door for children and parents to begin a conversation about the many kinds of homelessness. It also encourages children to study the detailed illustrations a little more carefully and use their imaginations to tell the story.  The boy is an inspiration and reminder of a kid’s untainted generosity. The emotion and candor captured by this story are beautifully brought to life in Joanne Lew-Vriethoff’s heartfelt and vivid illustrations.” —Children’s Books Heal

“This wordless tale depicts the trials of a homeless woman whom only one boy can see. For a year, only he sees all that she endures having no home and very few personal belongings. Not to mention, not a soul reaches out to help her. After all, in a heartwarming display of compassion, the little boy acknowledges her with a simple gesture. “I See You” is a perfect conversation starter to approach the difficult subject of homelessness.” —Parent.co

“Exceptional, unique, thoughtful, thought-provoking, and providing a thoroughly entertaining story with an underlying and positive message, I See You is especially and unreservedly really useful for circle of relatives, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library social issue-themed picture book collections.” —Midwest Book Review

Book Description

Homelessness is a problem that may be both very visible and, in many ways, invisible. I See You is a wordless picture book that depicts a homeless woman who isn’t seen by everyone around her — aside from for a little boy.  Over the course of a year, the boy is witness to all that she endures. In the end, in a gesture of compassion, the boy acknowledges her in an exchange in which he sees her and she experiences being seen. In a Note for Parents, Educators, and Neighbors  there are discussion questions and additional resources about helping the homeless. Open the door for kids and parents to begin a conversation about homelessness.

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Gold medal winner, 2018 IPPY Awards Gold Medal Winner, 2017 Foreword INDIES Awards Gold Medal winner, Mom’s Choice AwardsShe is “invisible” to everyone around her…aside from one boy.Homelessness is a problem that may be both very visible and, in many ways, invisible. I See You is a wordless picture book that depicts a homeless woman who isn’t seen by everyone around her — aside from for a little boy.  Over the course of a year, the boy is witness to all that she endures. In the end, in a gesture of compassion, the boy acknowledges her in an exchange in which he sees her and she experiences being seen. In a Note for Parents, Educators, and Neighbors  there are discussion questions and additional resources about helping the homeless. Open the door for kids and parents to begin a conversation about homelessness.