The Only Me

Be the best you! Stella and Paige are 7-year-old fraternal twins who don’t look alike and have very different personalities and interests. Yet even so, people constantly compare them or comment about how strange it is that they’re not more similar. This has Stella feeling frustrated. They may be twins, but that doesn’t make them the same person!

Stella wishes people would see her for who she is, and not just as “Stella and Paige” or as “one of the twins.” All of the comparing and contrasting leaves Stella confused about her own identity—who is she outside of her sibling relationship? She also wonders if perhaps she doesn’t measure up to her sister, Paige.

Can Stella find a way to accept and value herself for who she is, and realize that she and Paige can each be their own, special and unique people, and still be twins?

  • Perfect for kids who are trying to find where they belong.
  • Not just for twins; The Only Me teaches the importance of honoring, accepting, and celebrating our differences and unique selves in all kinds of relationships.  
  • Great resource to help young readers understand their value and worth.
  • Helpful for kids struggling with identity and self-esteem challenges.  
  • Ideal for ages 4-10.

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Reviews!!

Kirkus Reviews
An engaging celebration of self-love from the perspective of a twin.
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"...Telling the enjoyable story through Stella’s voice, Bader creates an authentic look at how frustrated the girl is by other people’s expectations. The short sentences and accessible vocabulary make this a good choice for newly independent readers. Soto’s soft-edged, digital cartoon illustrations clearly portray the White twins’ differences in style and personality, bolstering the text with visual evidence...."
Litpick
Litpick
A wonderful book that celebrates our differences and embraces our individuality
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"...The Only Me is a fantastic book for children to read as they learn to embrace who they are. Each child is uniquely gifted, and this book showcases that. No matter the genetics a person shares with someone else, each one of us is our own person..."
Kathleen West
Author
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“Marissa Bader’s book is the ultimate endorsement for embracing difference and celebrating children’s unique selves.”
Dana
Parent & Teacher
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“The Only Me is a sweet story about a girl named Stella exploring her identity and finding her strengths. As a twin, she feels like she is constantly compared to her sister and sometimes feels less than. She realizes that she has her own identity and with that her own special gifts to offer the world. Kids of all ages will see parts of themselves in her and will love reading this story. Her voice sounds like any young child’s and will be relatable for many little ones. A great story with a great lesson.”
Michelle
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Parent
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“A beautifully written, kid-friendly story that so eloquently reminds all of us of our own extraordinary uniqueness. It’s a book that I could read over and over to both my children and for myself — empowering humans of all ages to celebrate and embrace our differences.”
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