Washington Independent Review of Books

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Location 110 Church St NW Vienna, VA 22180
Date Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Duration   1 hours
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Join us for a captivating story time with DC-based kidlit author Meghana Narayan as she reads from her upcoming release, "A Little Bit of Everything," a beautifully illustrated book that is part of the "Own Voices, Own Stories" collection. This collection aims to recognize and amplify new and diverse voices, providing underrepresented perspectives in children's literature. "A Little Bit of Everything" follows the journey of young Amaya, who was born on a winter night. Each experience and memory helps to shape her identity, as she is a little bit of her Mama, whose family is far away in India, and a little bit of her Papa, whose mother immigrated from China for a new life. Amaya is also a little bit of the salty ocean, the rolling storm, and the stars in the sky, among many other things. When Amaya's new sibling arrives, she knows just what to say about who she is and what her sister will become. With stunning, whimsical art, this lyrical book invites readers to celebrate their own uniqueness and that of others. It is a lullaby for any child who is discovering who they are. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase copies of the book, and Ms. Narayan will be available for a signing after the storytime. This event is a must-attend for families, educators, and anyone who appreciates the power of diverse and inclusive storytelling. By attending, you'll have the chance to immerse yourself in a captivating narrative that celebrates the beauty of individual identity and the richness of our shared experiences. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with the author, explore the book, and be inspired by the message of self-acceptance and empowerment.

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