The message of "I Love You More than Me" is deeper than it may appear at first glance. This story is about a friendship that emulates unconditional love, joy, and inclusion despite the differences. It's a story about loving others more than ourselves.
Levi, a child with down syndrome, shows Norah just how much he loves her in many ways throughout the book. For one, the story is written from Levi's perspective, with typical thoughts, words, and emotions, much like our own. His actual physical limitations are not highlighted in the book because they don't matter. Levi is not defined by what he can or cannot do. To Levi's family and friends who know and love him, he is just Levi; a little boy who shows us how to be more concerned with others' happiness rather than our own, and who displays an amazing amount of empathy for others.
A little boy whose very existence seems to emulate God's example of unconditional love as his every hug seems to say, "I love you more than me".