Not So Different is a picture book encouraging young children to embrace their differences and celebrate diversity. A fun rhythmic read, it can be used as a tool to start necessary conversations with our babies about differences in the world. Inspired by her interracial marriage and biracial children, Cyana hopes to help create a world in which children are able to engage in difficult conversations and learn from each other in a positive way. The illustrations provide clear imagery of the many ways we are different, while also recognizing the ways we are the same.
With this book, Cyana hopes to help children realize that their individual characteristics are the very things that makes them special and unique. She indents to normalize talking to our children about diversity and race in a positive way...and celebrating our unique qualities by embracing them.