First Line Friday | Different Like Me

Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! Today we’re branching off a bit to open the first page of a children’s picture book: Different Like Me by Xochitl Dixon. The first line is:

I look all around me and what do I see?
So many kids who are different from me.

About the Book

Different Like Me celebrates differences while also highlighting what binds us all together. Whether a child feels different because of their race, disability, or another reason, this book shows children working together and acknowledges God made each one.

This is a Christian Children’s Picture Book published by Our Daily Bread. You can find various purchase links here on the author’s website.

About the Author and Illustrator

Xochitl Dixon

Xochitl (So-Cheel) E. Dixon authors devotionals and other articles that facilitate spiritual growth by sharing God’s truth in a way that makes it understandable. Her month-long devotional Waiting for God: Trusting in God’s Plan and Pace released last year. A native Californian, she recently moved with her husband to Wisconsin. She also battles chronic pain with the help of her service dog, Callie, who readers will notice joins the children in the illustrations of Different Like Me.

Bonnie Lui is an illustrator for children’s books, animation, and games. She loves to have fun and it shows through her art. You can learn more about Bonnie and her work on her website.

What’s the first line of the book you’re reading?
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14 thoughts on “First Line Friday | Different Like Me

  1. My first line is a long one from Chapter two of Vying for The Viscount by Kristi Hunter:
    Suffolk was as beautiful as his father had claimed, and the estate and stables were even grander than his grandfather had described in his letters, but no one had warned Hudson that the area was inhabited by crazed women.

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  2. Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading The Crushing Depths by Dani Pettrey. I’m on chapter 41, so I’ll share from there.
    “When Logan left to meet Bella Armstrong at a coffee shop and Emmy was engrossed in searching for answers on Rick Carson, Noah grabbed the folder Austin Kelly had given them and tucked it under his arm.”
    Hope you have a relaxing weekend! 🙂❤📚

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