Children's author event with Anastasia Higginbotham, author of Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness

Parnassus Books is thrilled to host picture book author/illustrator Anastasia Higginbotham, who will share her new book, Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness. Higginbotham will discuss her book in conversation with Julie Danielson, picture book scholar and co-author of Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children's LiteratureRead on for important event guidelines, as well as more information about Anastasia and her new book!

Event Guidelines

This event is free and open to the public. To join the signing line and have books signed by the author at this event, please consider purchasing your copy of Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness from Parnassus Books, either in-store, over the phone, or online (scroll down). By purchasing your book from Parnassus, you are not only supporting a locally owned, independent business, but you are also showing publishers that they should continue sending authors to Parnassus.

Video recording, audio recording, and/or live-streaming during author appearances and signings is not possible without prior written permission from the publisher and Parnassus Books.

Can't make it to the event, but still want to purchase an autographed or personalized book? Place your order below, enter "signed copy" plus any personalization details in the comments section of your order, and we'll have the author sign your books and ship them to you after the event!

More about Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness

Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness is a a picture book that invites white children and parents to become curious about racism, accept that it's real, and cultivate justice.

“Quite frankly, the first book I’ve seen that provides an honest explanation for kids about the state of race in America today.”―Elizabeth Bird, librarian

“I am in love with Not My Idea, and with Higginbotham’s direct, radical, compassionate approach to talking about whiteness, racism, and the need to tell painful but important truths.” ―Kate Schatz, New York Times bestselling author of Rad American Women A–Z, Rad Women Worldwide, and Rad Girls Can

“A much-needed title that provides a strong foundation for critical discussions of white people and racism, particularly for young audiences. Recommended for all collections.”―School Library Journal starred review

“A necessary children's book about whiteness, white supremacy, and resistance … Important, accessible, needed.”―Kirkus Reviews

More about Anastasia Higginbotham

Anastasia Higginbotham is the author and illustrator of Divorce Is the Worst, Death Is Stupid, and Tell Me About Sex, Grandma — all part of the critically acclaimed Ordinary Terrible Things series. She lives in Brooklyn.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness (Ordinary Terrible Things) By Anastasia Higginbotham Cover Image
ISBN: 9781948340007
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dottir Press - September 4th, 2018