Storytime with Jonathan Merritt, author of My Guncle and Me

Stop in for storytime with Jonathan Merritt, author of My Guncle and Me, joined by Matthew Paul Turner, author of You Will Always Belong.

About My Guncle and Me:

This celebration of individuality and inclusivity reminds young readers that what makes them different is what makes them special. In this inclusive and heartwarming picture book by award-winning writer Jonathan Merritt, Henry Higgleston struggles with being deemed an oddball by the other kids at school. But when his fabulous gay uncle arrives for a weekend with his pup Jimmy Chew in tow, Guncle is on a mission to teach Henry that what makes him different makes him special. This joyful story that celebrates family and self-acceptance will make every kid feel seen and loved.

About Jonathan Merritt:

Jonathan Merritt is an award-winning writer on politics, spirituality, and culture. He is a contributing writer for The Atlantic, a contributing editor for The Week, and has published hundreds of columns in prominent national outlets including The New York TimesUSA TodayThe Washington Post, Buzzfeed, and The Daily Beast. Jonathan has also served as a ghostwriter on more than 40 books, many of which became New York TimesPublisher’s Weekly, and WSJ bestsellers. Jonathan is a proud biological Guncle to five little ones in Georgia and a proud adoptive Guncle to ten nephews and nieces in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, where he resides.


About You Will Always Belong:

From the national bestselling author of When God Made You, comes a beautifully illustrated, lyrical story that reminds children their worth comes from who they were created to be from the very beginning with all their unique gifts and personalities. You Will Always Belong is a joyous reminder that we were created by God with infinite beauty and purpose from the day we were born, just by existing as who we are, with all of our quirks and differences. In this hopeful and encouraging children's book, parents and kids alike will be encouraged to live confidently and freely as their whole selves, certain that God created everyone exactly as they are supposed to be.

About Matthew Paul Turner:

Matthew Paul Turner is a photographer, speaker, and author of numerous books, including the bestselling When God Made You, When I Pray for You, and What Is God Like? He resides in Nashville, TN.

Event date: 
Saturday, July 20, 2024 - 10:30am
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
My Guncle and Me By Jonathan Merritt, Joanna Carillo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jonathan Merritt, Joanna Carillo (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780762485611
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Running Press Kids - May 14th, 2024

You Will Always Belong By Matthew Paul Turner, Lauren Gallegos (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593234754
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Convergent Books - March 12th, 2024