I Am Because I Choose by Patrice McLaurin
I Am Because I Choose is an engaging picture book that encourages children to embrace their most amazing SUPERPOWER which is their power to choose! The book not only informs the idea that you get to choose your behavior, it also highlights positive consequences that can result from making good choices. Book is written by Patrice McLaurin
I Am Because I Choose can easily be used to help facilitate the core competencies of SEL. It fosters an understanding of the important connection between behavior and personal choice, thus promoting self-accountability and self-awareness; which consequently results in better decision making. This emboldens and empowers children by allowing for ownership of their choices.
I Am Because I Choose can be easily aligned with Common Core Standards.