I AM DIFFERENT, I AM GREAT (Author Interview)


I Am Different, I Am Great looks like an exciting children’s story.  What will readers get out of the book?

This picture book revolves around a little girl who finds out she's more than just her voice. This story will give you a glimpse into the experience of an Asian immigrant family. 


What inspired the idea for your book?

I’m an Early Childhood Educator who has been working with young children for the past 12 years. My own experiences as a second-generation immigrant inspired me to write this story about some of the challenges children and their families face.


How did you come up with the title to your book?

I wanted my readers to understand that we are all different and unique. It’s great to be different.


What age group is the book for?

Children aged 3 and up


What part of the book was the most fun to write?

Mei Mei reflecting on why she’s more than just her voice. She looks within herself to find qualities that make her special and wonderful.


What do you like to do when not writing?

In my spare time, I love to hike, play sports and hang out with my family.

Tell us about yourself

With international experience and accreditation spanning two continents, Melody is an experienced Ed-Tech Founder, Education Consultant, Program Director and Canadian-Trained Educator. Through her experience as a Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE) and a Director, she possesses a diverse skillset and understanding of how to support others to reach their full potential. Her international experience as an International Baccalaureate (IB) Educator further expands on her repertoire through exposure to new learning environments and cultural challenges