Author event with Jessica Young - Author of My Blue is Happy

We are so honored to host the book launch of My Blue is Happy by one of our favorite local children's authors, Jessica Young! Wear your favorite color, and come help celebrate with color-themed activities, bluegrass music, and blue snacks! We hope to see you there! Here's a little bit about My Blue is Happy:My sister says that blue is sad, like a lonely song. But my blue is happy like my favorite jeans and a splash in the pool on a hot day.Follow one girl’s journey through her neighborhood as she explores what colors mean to different people. ls red angry, like a dragon’s burning breath? Or brave like a fire truck and a superhero cape? ls pink pretty or annoying? What about black and orange and green?ln her picture-book debut, author and art teacher Jessica Young challenges common assumptions about colors and celebrates individual perspective. Brazilian-born artist Catia Chien provides her own interpretation in this ode to colors —and the unique ways we experience them.Jessica Young is an art teacher and debut picture-book author. The same things make her happy now as when she was little: writing, reading, painting, dancing, music, picnics, and the color blue. About My Blue Is Happy, she says, “I remember being a kid and realizing that everyone didn’t always share my point of view. For me, colors represent creativity, subjectivity, and the endless variations we find in nature and in one another.” Originally from Canada, Jessica Young lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband and two children.

Event date: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
3900 Hillsboro Pike
37215 Nashville
My Blue Is Happy Cover Image
By Jessica Young, Catia Chien (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763651251
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - August 6th, 2013