Kristen Bell & Benjamin Hart with Jeff Kinney

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Get ready to be silly, exercise your curiosity, use your voice, and be inspired! Author and actress Kristen Bell and author and designer Benjamin Hart are talking all about how we can become “purple people” in conversation with Jeff Kinney at a virtual event on Crowdcast. Using their silly and earnest book, THE WORLD NEEDS MORE PURPLE PEOPLE, Kristen and Benjamin show kids (and adults!) how to embrace the things that bring us together as humans.

The first 100 people who purchase Kristen and Benjamin’s new book, THE WORLD NEEDS MORE PURPLE PEOPLE, from An Unlikely Story will receive a signed bookplate.

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Actress, producer, and parent Kristen Bell (The Good Place, Veronica Mars, Frozen) and creative director and parent Benjamin Hart have a new challenge for you and your kids: become a purple person!

What is a purple person? Great question. I mean, really great! Because purple people always ask really great questions. They bring their family, friends, and communities together, and they speak up for what’s right. They are kind and hardworking, and they love to laugh (especially at Grandpa’s funny noises)! A purple person is an everyday superhero! How do you become one? That’s the fun part! Penny Purple will lead you through the steps. Get ready to be silly, exercise your curiosity, use your voice, and be inspired.

Kristen Bell and Benjamin Hart have created a hilarious and joyous read-aloud that offers a wonderful message about embracing the things that bring us together as humans. This book will inspire a whole generation to paint the world purple!

Kristen Bell is a mostly grown adult who spends much of her time pretending to be other people. She finds this pursuit oddly rewarding, mostly because of the free food. She is also an American actress and producer who has starred in such films as Frozen, Bad Moms, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, as well as the television series The Good Place and Veronica Mars. She has been a guest editor for Parents magazine and has been featured in parenting articles on platforms like Motherly, Real Simple, Babble, and more. She also produces and stars in the web series Momsplaining for EllenTube.

Benjamin Hart is a mostly grown adult who spends his time on a rock, floating through space. He is reminded of this almost daily by his neighbor Frank. He is also a multidisciplinary designer and creative director. He is currently a principal partner and the co-president of Brains on Fire, a creative agency that specializes in building communities and sparking social movements through the power of identity and narrative. Benjamin has worked on numerous projects and campaigns focused on early childhood development and education.

Together the duo also helped launch a new baby company in 2019 called Hello Bello, which provides families with access to premium and more natural products at affordable prices.

A positive and inclusive message that hits on emotional literacy! Kristen and Ben were inspired to write a book that gives us a new way to talk to children about the things that bring us together.

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 7:00pm
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The World Needs More Purple People Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593121962
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 2nd, 2020

Signed Copies

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