The Only Me

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M. Bader Media, LLC
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8.5 X 8.5 X 0.25 inches | 0.71 pounds
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About the Author

Marissa Bader is a Minneapolis-based children's book author and freelance writer who also holds a Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She served as the Twins Editor and mental health writer at Lucie's List for several years, and has written for a variety of publications such as Psychology Today, MN Parent, HuffPost Parents and to name a few.Marissa's children's books, The Only Me and Stella's Brave Voice were inspired by her own daughters, a set of twins and a singleton. Marissa loves witnessing their unique personalities blossom, and reminds them often to use their own brave voices - and, amazingly, they each do the same for her. When not writing, you can likely find Marissa reading, savoring nature or having dance parties with her exceptionally energetic daughters and husband!See more from Marissa at and follow her on Instagram @MarissaBaderWriter
Brooke Vitale is a children's book editor and author. She has written dozens of books, including The Magic Is in You, Disney Who's Who, Olaf's Journey, and Happy Birthday, Mickey. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two sons.
Book Designer: Arlene is the owner and production artist (illustrator, formatter, graphic, and web designer) of Intricate Designs, based in Denver, CO.


Editorial Reviews

"An engaging celebration of self-love from the perspective of a twin. Stella and Paige's world is filled with diverse friends, neighbors, and teammates, heightening the theme that all people are unique in their looks, interests, styles, and abilities. The short sentences and accessible vocabulary make this a good choice for newly independent readers." - Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2022 issue

"...Stella is such an adorable character who just wants to be seen for who she is and not compared to her twin the way so many people tend to do. The illustrations are colorful and adorable and fit perfectly with the storyline. Marissa Bader has written a grand book and I can't wait to see what other works will follow." - Tiffany Ferrell, Reader's Favorite 5-Star Review

"In this lovely, first-person story about sisterhood, readers are encouraged to think about what it means to be yourself and value the things that make you unique-even when others can't see past appearances...Stella's narrative is endearingly honest, and readers can learn from observing her strategies to cope with low self-esteem and the challenges that come with other people's assumptions. The language is simple but expressive...Bright and colorful illustrations bring the story to life and add visual cues to help readers spot and analyze differences." - Dr. Jen Harrison, The Children's Book Review