Monday, November 22, 2021

What It Means to Be Me by Danielle Dawn Falk (Spotlight, excerpt, and review) GFP

What It Means to Be Me


Danielle Dawn Falk




GENRE:   Children's







"I am me as can be . . ."

Encouraging and heartfelt, "What It Means to Be Me" takes readers on an inspiring journey of self-discovery and self-worth. Written in rhyme, this engaging read about learning, dreaming and growing is meant for absolutely anyone to connect with the message of this sweet story.

Read along and celebrate everything it means to be your own true self.









The world is a great, big place, with billions of people here on Earth,

And trillions of stars up in space.

It may not be easy to know right from wrong,

To feel that you fit in, or to know where you belong.

It is OK to feel confused and to be unsure of where you are going,

But here is something that is worthy of knowing:

In our world, it is important to be accepting and inclusive of each other,

While also celebrating and encouraging what makes us unique from one another.

You will learn so much along the way;

Growing up does not happen in just one day.

Remember that getting to know yourself is a very good start.

Your life is full of meaning; find the wonder that sets you apart.



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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Danielle Dawn Falk has a lifelong passion for writing. Growing up, she often struggled with feelings of being unaccepted, as well as not fitting in with her peers. When she became a mother, some of her goals were to help her son and daughter realize how unique and special they are, while at the same time, teaching them to show acceptance and compassion toward everyone else. She hopes that through her writing, she will inspire her children, as well as many others, to do just that.


Danielle lives with her family on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.














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The tour dates can be found here




My review:


4.25 stars



What it Means to be Me by Danielle Dawn Falk is a children’s book that celebrates life and individuality. It has colorful pictures that accompany poetry with an encouraging message of inclusivity and willingness to learn.


I think this is a beautiful little book that is a great way to stimulate conversation about acceptance both of oneself and others. It reminds us that it’s okay to question but not okay to exclude others because they aren’t exactly like us. I was a little disappointed that the little girl on the front wasn’t spotlighted more throughout the book and that the diversity wasn’t more prominent in the beginning, but I wholeheartedly support the written message.



A copy was provided for review




  1. Sounds good, thank you for sharing.

  2. Thank you very much for the kind and honest review and for featuring my debut book!

    Danielle Dawn Falk

  3. I love the beautiful cover and the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Nice to meet you, Danielle, I enjoyed the excerpt and your book sounds like a great book for kids and I like the cover! Thanks for sharing it with me and good luck with your book and the tour! Thanks Reading Act for sharing your review! Have a wonderful holiday season!