Masaya Maging Ako (Happy to be Me)
Colored pencils on bristol board
Written by Zarah Gagatiga
Published by Room to Read and Lampara Books
Room to Read is an international non-profit organization that seeks to transform the lives of millions of children through literacy and gender equality in education. These books will be distributed for free to Room to Read's partner libraries and schools. Copies will also be available for purchase in the future. Learn more at

"Tere is different from the other kids. When she discovers that some of her classmates are making fun of her, she starts questioning herself and if there's something wrong with her. But Tere also realizes that she likes herself, and she is happy the way she is."

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