I’m so pleased that WHY AM I ME? is on both the Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2017 lists! Check them out for yourselves and learn about all the wonderful children’s books published this year.
The Texas Book Festival is my favorite time of the year! It’s an all-out celebration of books and the people who love them. I’m thrilled to be on the schedule this year, along with many other fabulous authors. Here’s where you’ll find me:
Day: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Location: Capitol Extension 1.012
Authors: Leslea Newman, Paige Britt
Moderator: Arturo Agüero
Educator Focus: Identity and Growth
There are so many labels out there. How can educators ensure that every child feels welcome in their classroom? How can we ensure that children begin to understand and celebrate each other’s differences? Hear from authors Leslea Newman and Paige Britt about constructing identity for kids and ways to incorporate texts and activities that promote acceptance and understanding.
BOOK READING & SIGNING
Day: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Location: Children’s Read Me A Story Tent, 10th & Congress Ave.
Description: Join me in a read-aloud of WHY AM I ME? then stick around to say hi and get your book signed at the Children’s Book Sales & Signing Tent!!
There are so many amazing authors and special events at this festival (not to mention great food). Hope y’all can make it!
When I was little, I was captivated by the question of why I was me and not someone else. Did anyone else wonder about this? I hope so, because I wrote a picture book about it!
I’m super excited to show everyone a sneak peek of WHY AM I ME? brought to life with illustrations by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko. It will officially hit the shelves in September (although you can pre-order it now). Until then, enjoy this gorgeous cover!
My Spanish publisher, Ediciones Urano, has offices in Spain and Latin America, which means kids in many Spanish-speaking countries (!!) will get to read my book. I’ll never get over how happy that makes me.
I’ve gotten emails from a few readers in Spain, so I believe it’s already available there, but if you want to get a copy here in the States, you can preorder it from all the major booksellers (Indiebound, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes).
One night, I woke from a dream where two people—a girl in overalls and a tall man with crazy red hair—were having a very animated and interesting conversation. Without bothering to turn on the light, I grabbed a notebook and jotted down their dialogue. And that’s how the story began.
I’ll be signing books two Saturdays in May at my favorite toy store — All Things Kids! They specialize in exceptional, battery-free European and American toys, games, books, and candy. I live a few blocks from their store on The Square in Georgetown, TX, and their selection of books is simply the best. I’m thrilled to be on the shelves with so many of my favorites. Here are the details:
When: Saturday, May 9 – 11a.m. – 2p.m.
Where: All Things Kids on The Square, Georgetown
I’ll be appearing the following Saturday at their Austin location:
When: Saturday, May 16 – 11a.m. – 2p.m.
Where: All Things Kids at The Domain, Austin