I Am Thomas

I Am Thomas The author of Mahtab s Story and the author of The Island team up to bring young readers another powerful social justice related work an inspiring thought provoking picture book about finding one s w

  • Title: I Am Thomas
  • Author: Libby Gleeson Armin Greder
  • ISBN: 9781742373331
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The author of Mahtab s Story and the author of The Island team up to bring young readers another powerful social justice related work an inspiring, thought provoking picture book about finding one s way in the world You must do as you re told Let the army make you a man Your country needs your vote As the voices in his life crowd in on him, Thomas looks for anotheThe author of Mahtab s Story and the author of The Island team up to bring young readers another powerful social justice related work an inspiring, thought provoking picture book about finding one s way in the world You must do as you re told Let the army make you a man Your country needs your vote As the voices in his life crowd in on him, Thomas looks for another way, refusing to conform to the expectations and demands of family and community A loner, Thomas refuses to feel lonely, an inspiring choice in this masterful tale of questioning authority and resisting oppression Powerful illustrations and a spare text make a parable of Thomas s journey, which reflects the courage we all need to find our passion and be ourselves.

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    1 thought on “I Am Thomas”

    1. An evocative book that requires grappling with the sparse text and striking images to understand the meaning. I find this book to be very appropriate for Middle and High School Students, who are dealing with issues of identity vs. conformity. There are multiple applications for this book in the classroom, and I consider this book to be a picture book that promotes literacy. Some people may balk at the images, but remember they are from the point of view of a young man who is resisting the demand [...]

    2. If I taught high school, I would share this book, and certainly it would begin some serious conversations. It is riveting, but harsh in the telling of a boy who rejects everyone in order to go his own way. I’d love to discuss it with someone, because the message is support for those who don’t follow expected paths, the questions asked like “why don’t you?” or “I wish you would…”, and we usually celebrate those who go their own way and are successful. The illustrations show only a [...]

    3. Although the words within a picture book are important, often there is a stronger message to be gained through illustrations. The illustrations in "I am Thomas" are very dark and grotesque, even sinister. I am very disappointed in the overall pessimistic point of view of this story. I believe that the author intended to over the message that its OK to not go with the norm and be different. But because of the dark imagery (as well as the negative words) all we are given is a story where the chara [...]

    4. Powerful! Though recommended for 7+, I think 13+ would have a better appreciation for what the book is trying to convey. I loved it!

    5. This is a very confronting picture book, perfect for adolescents in late Stage 4 and beyond. The protagonist, Thomas, allows the reader to explore the expectations families, schools and societies place on young people. There is quite a lot of anger in this book, represented in the language, layout, images and other visual features. However, it is beautifully contrasted with images and ideas that are soft, safe and authentic to Thomas and his choices. A great example of how meaning is made throug [...]

    6. It is an amazing sophisticated picture book; great art work! Thomas is growing up and does not want to conform. He resists the calls of his parents, the army, the religious zealots and politicians to be what they think he should be. Do I detect some irony in that on the last page he is following a crowd climbing onto a Greyhound bus (to begin his OE?)? I gave it 5 stars but I do prefer books that make me laugh like Tadpole's Promise.

    7. Not quite sure who this is for audience wise. It's a book about not-conforming, about rebellion in a way - but a steady non-violent rebellion that amounts more to refusal to listen to grown-ups barking orders. The picture are scary at times, but the end is gently hopeful. I would have liked it as a 5th-6th grader in the 1960s -- it would have fit that time perhaps more than the present maybe

    8. Interesting. Dark. Play on conformity and making ones way through the world. Not sure main character appeared to be of an age to understand any of it? Possibly something about mental illness? Illustrations were great but, as someone else mentioned, a little grotesque.

    9. Not only is the story diadactic, the pictures are scary. The angry black and white faces yelling at the reader are a bit too intense.I'm sending our review copy to our library booksale. Co-workers know how to contact me if they want to discuss.

    10. I seriously do not know why this was _________. Seemed an incredible waste of _________. Found in teen reading room at library. Definitely not a teen read. Not sure where it should have been placed

    11. Another stunning and disturbing book by Gleeson which should be able to generate some serious discussion about he nature of identity and tribalism.

    12. An incredibly powerful picture book for YA readers that explores how hard it is to be yourself when everyone, even adults -- especially adults -- want you to conform and comply.

    13. Adolescent picture book about finding your own way. Powerful illustrations inspired by minimalist text.

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