Through the eyes of a little girl named Sonja, this children’s book tells the story of the first African American Secretary of Defense, Lloyd James Austin, III, and the legend he has become to millions of Americans. Mr. Austin is a superb role model for both military and civilian Americans, and his life serves as an outstanding example for future generations.
His story represents the melting pot of individuals from different races, backgrounds, and cultures who make up the US Military and protect our freedoms. The book shows that with hard work and a commitment to do the right thing we too can be destined for greatness.
He Looks Like Me introduces the world to a great soldier, a hero, and a man of peace, who has proved to be an exemplary leader. Mr. Austin is a humble servant leader who has remained focused on people while leading from the front. He treats others like he wants to be treated—with dignity and respect. This book was created for all children.