NSA: National Stuttering Awareness Week: Just like a river

National Stuttering Awareness Week (NSAW)*Please Note: Pre-registration via Eventbrite is required. Zoom information will be sent leading up to the event date.*

In celebration of National Stuttering Awareness Week Books Inc. proudly presents author Jordan Scott, and illustrator Sydney Smith, for a discussion about their beautiful and illuminating collaborative work, I Talk Like a River. (Ages 4+) Jordan and Sydney will be joined by a fellow author and illustrator duo, Diana Farid and Billy Renkl, creators of When You Breathe.


About I Talk Like a River: Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award
What if words got stuck in the back of your mouth whenever you tried to speak? What if they never came out the way you wanted them to?
Sometimes it takes a change of perspective to get the words flowing.
A New York Times Best Children's Book of the Year
I wake up each morning with the sounds of words all around me.
And I can't say them all . . .
When a boy who stutters feels isolated, alone, and incapable of communicating in the way he'd like, it takes a kindly father and a walk by the river to help him find his voice. Compassionate parents everywhere will instantly recognize a father's ability to reconnect a child with the world around him.
Poet Jordan Scott writes movingly in this powerful and ultimately uplifting book, based on his own experience, and masterfully illustrated by Greenaway Medalist Sydney Smith. A book for any child who feels lost, lonely, or unable to fit in.

An American Library Association Notable Children's Book
Named a Best Book of the Year by The Wall Street JournalPeople Magazine, NPR, Kirkus Reviews Shelf Awareness Bookpage, School Library Journal Publishers Weekly , Publishers Lunch, and more!
Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of the Year
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year
A CBC Best Picture Book of the Year

About When Your Breathe: A poetic and visually breathtaking look at what happens inside your body when you breathe.
What happens when you breathe? In this beautiful book, breath--the very air, stardust, the grand molecules of the universe--blossoms in the upside-down tree in your rising chest, animating and enlivening you. And when you breathe out, you send your song out into the world.
Event date: 
Monday, May 10, 2021 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
Virtual Event via Zoom
Pacific Standard Time
San Francisco, CA

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