Storytime with Author Valerie Thompkins

Join us and meet author Valerie Thompkins for a fun storytime.

Girls Like Me is an inspiring picture book showcasing the many different careers that children can pursue. Follow the journey of a curly haired little girl as she explores a new role on every page, gaining the self confidence to become a future history maker. This easy to read story is designed to shape the future for readers and encourage them to begin exploring occupations at an early age. Grab your copy of this beautifully illustrated diverse book for your favorite teacher or young reader, this magical story motivates people of all ages.

Valerie Thompkins is an author, speaker, and mentor who is passionate about diversity in children's literature. ​She believes in creating books which provide a positive representation of black and brown children and families in main character roles. Valerie is on a mission to publish books centered around career exploration, financial literacy, and STEM education. Stay connected with Valerie on Instagram and TikTok: @authorvaleriethompkins or

Event date: 
Saturday, April 1, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event address: 
2116 Arlington Ave
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Girls Like Me By Valerie Thompkins, Abira Das (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Valerie Thompkins, Abira Das (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781736182901
Availability: Coming From our Warehouse. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Visionary Press Publishing - June 9th, 2021