Join us for the online book launch of Kathryn Erskine's new picture book, ALL OF US! She will be joined in conversation by author Mary Quattlebaum. (Kathryn's middle grade novel LILY'S PROMISE also releases today!)
A beautiful book about community and love by National Book Award winner Kathryn Erskine and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Alexandra Boiger.
ME can be WE. YOU can come, too. In a lyrical text that travels the globe, National Book Award winner Kathryn Erskine shows young readers how the whole world is a community made up of people who are more similar than we are different. With stunning, cinematic art by Alexandra Boiger, the illustrator of the She Persisted series, this is the perfect read-aloud at bedtime or for story time. Perfect for fans of All Are Welcome and Be Kind.
Praise for ALL OF US:
"A lyrical celebration of unity and diversity . . . Purely sweet." --Kirkus Reviews
Kathryn Erskine grew up in Europe, Africa, Canada, and the United States, and was a lawyer before she figured out she wanted to become a writer. She takes inspiration from the world around her and from her personal experiences, including her childhood attending eight different schools. She won the National Book Award for Mockingbird and most recently published a picture book called Mama Africa, about Miriam Makeba. You can follow her on Twitter @kathyerskine.
Mary Quattlebaum loved playing pirates, reading ghost stories, and planting seeds in the family garden when she was a kid. And pirates, ghosts, and a garden are all featured in her books, which include Hero Dogs!: True Stories of Amazing Animal Heroes!, Jackson Jones and the Puddle of Thorns, and Jo MacDonald Hiked in the Woods. She is the author of 20 award-winning children's picture books, books of poetry, chapter books, and novels. Quattlebaum teaches in the Vermont College MFA program and at the Writer's Center in Bethesda, Maryland. She also regularly reviews children's books for The Washington Post.