Take a deep breath! Author and Stanford University physician Diana Farid and illustrator Billy Renkl are joining us for a virtual event to teach us the science behind breathing. Together they will read their poetic new picture book, WHEN YOU BREATHE, play a short game of trivia with the audience, and lead attendees in a deep breathing activity, inspired by the book. For this virtual event we are partnering with the national nonprofit Reach Out and Read, that champions the positive effects of reading daily and engaging in other language-rich activities with young children. Save your spot in the free event below!
Diana Farid has kindly signed bookplates for everyone purchasing her new book, WHEN YOU BREATHE, while supplies last! When ordering your book please include that you would like a signed bookplate in the “order comments” section when checking out on our website.
To put a copy of When You Breathe in a family's hands through the early literacy and bonding work of the national nonprofit Reach Out and Read, please click here to make a $20 or more donation to Reach Out and Read, and note When You Breathe in the comments section.
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Diana Farid is a staff physician and professor at Stanford, a filmmaker, and a published poet. In addition to poetry, she writes picture books and is working on her first novel in verse. This is her first book for Cameron Kids. She lives in the Bay Area.
Billy Renkl is a fine artist and teaches art and drawing at Austin Peay State University. This is his first book for Cameron Kids. He lives in Tennessee.