Join us for a special virtual event with author and illustrator Anastasia Higginbotham whose new picture book, What You Don't Know: A Story of Liberated Childhood, delves into queerness, Blackness, and the love that dismantles whiteness. This event will include a book talk and Q&A, plus a fun interactive collage workshop (using stuff you have on hand!) guided by the artist. A special cardstock collage backing will be included free with your purchase of What You Don’t Know from Bookshop Santa Cruz, while supplies last. (Preorder your copy below.)
What You Don't Know is a book about knowing deeply that you matter—always did, always will. It's a book about what schools get wrong and churches don't say; but institutions are made by people and the people are evolving. It's a book about being known and cherished by family, and living in communion with your own personal Jesus, Buddha, Spirit, Source, Father, Mother, God, breath, inner space, outer space, nothingness, and however else we name and relate to our divinity and humility in the presence of all we don't know.
"A visually rich story that speaks truth to power for LGBTQ+ kids and their families and allies." —Kirkus Reviews
This is a free event. The book may be preordered below.
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ANASTASIA HIGGINBOTHAM is the author and illustrator of Divorce Is the Worst, Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness, Death Is Stupid, and Tell Me About Sex, Grandma—all part of the Ordinary Terrible Things series. She lives in Brooklyn. Librarians love her, but not as much as she loves them.