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New children’s book explores diversity and inspires empathy

‘No One Else like You’ published by Westminster John Knox

Presbyterian Publishing Corporation Release

LOUISVILLE – In response to the lack of diversity found in children’s books, No One Else like You by author Siska Goeminne and illustrator Merel Eyckerman helps children appreciate the beauty of our diverse world and their place in it. This creative picture book features intricate and amusing illustrations that help readers ages 4-8 understand that they are wonderfully unique.

The New York Times Book Review states, “No One Else like You, written by Siska Goeminne and illustrated by Merel Eyckerman, doesn’t follow a character, but approaches diversity from a distance.  Some people are happy and some people are sad. People believe all kinds of things and practice all forms of religion. Everyone is different. Those differences, however, are what ultimately unite us: We’re all different, and that’s what we all have in common. The illustrations do a nice job of conveying the great diversity of people in the world.”

No One Else like You is now available for purchase through Westminster John Knox Press and other major retailers.

Siska Goeminne is a full-time author of numerous books for children and youth. She lives in Leuven, Belgium.

Merel Eyckerman is a freelance illustrator whose work has appeared in children’s books, magazines, and other educational publications. She lives in Belgium.


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