Read Along with Children’s Author and Illustrator Christian Robinson
Grades: 3 - 5

Video Description: Award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Christian Robinson presents a sensitive and impactful picture book about seeing the world from different points of view. Watch as Christian reads aloud “You Matter,” shares how and why he wrote the book, and demonstrates his illustration techniques.

For more virtual read aloud videos check out our “Off the Shelf” video series.

Signed books are available from the Novel Neighbor.

Presented in partnership by the St. Louis County Library, HEC Media and the Novel Neighbor.

Type of Video: Topical*
Unique Video ID: Literature-85**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video as a virtual read aloud for young readers. Discuss the story after viewing the video.
  • Have students practice the illustration techniques Mr. Robinson demonstrates and use them in a story they write.


*Topical videos are filmed on location in the classroom/workspace/laboratory, in studio, or a combination of both to explain and/or demonstrate specific concepts, events, topics, or processes.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.