The Only Me
The Only Me
Stella and Paige are 7-year-old fraternal twins who don't look alike and have very different personalities and interests. Yet even so, people constantly compare them or comment about how strange it is that they're not more similar. This has Stella feeling frustrated. They may be twins, but that doesn’t make them the same person.

Stella wishes people would see her for who she is, and not just as “Stella and Paige” or as "one of the twins.” All of the comparing and contrasting leaves Stella confused about her own identity—who is she outside of her sibling relationship? She also wonders if perhaps she doesn't measure up to her sister, Paige.

Can Stella find a way to accept and value herself for who she is, and realize that she and Paige can each be their own, special and unique people, and still be twins?

Book Details


  • Picture book

Age Level: 

  • 5 - 8
When people think of twins, they often think of people who look and act alike. Some see twins as exactly the same person, but everyone is unique, no matter if they’re a twin or not.
In this meaningful picture book, The Only Me, by Marissa Bader, we are introduced to Stella, the narrator of the story, and her twin sister, Paige. They are twins, but they don’t look alike, and even though they have some similar interests, they are two very different people.
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