ONLINE EVENT: Liz Climo - "You're Mom" w/ Nichole Bernier, Huda Fahmy, Joani Geltman, and Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
Liz Climo, cartoonist, children’s book author, animator, and author of The Little World of Liz Climo, presents her hilarious and touching new comics collection about motherhood, You're Mom: A Little Book for Mothers (And the People Who Love Them). Liz will be in conversation with authors Nichole Bernier, Huda Fahmy, Joani Geltman, and Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw.
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ABOUT YOU'RE MOM: A LITTLE BOOK FOR MOTHERS (AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM)
From international bestselling author Liz Climo comes You're Mom, a hilarious and relatable collection of original comics about motherhood.
Moms: they are there for us through the good, the bad, the scary, the sticky, and everything in between. They also read us a lot of picture books along the way, and now there’s a picture book just for them.
Liz Climo brings her trademark wit and adorable drawings to You're Mom: a funny, honest, and sweet homage to motherhood. Detailing the ups and downs of mothering, along with the many paths to becoming a mom and the different types of motherhood, Climo pairs humorous observations with clever illustrations of baby animals and their mothers.
With more than 100 beautiful drawings, You're Mom is a book for the new mom, the seasoned mom, anyone in a mom-like role, or anyone who has ever loved a mom. It’s a thank you to those taking on the challenging role of parenting - and it's also short and sweet, which means you can read it and then hopefully get some sleep!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Liz Climo is a cartoonist, children’s book author, illustrator, and animator. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to Los Angeles after college to work as a character artist on The Simpsons. She is the author of the Rory the Dinosaur series, The Little World of Liz Climo, Lobster Is the Best Medicine, and Best Bear Ever! Her books have been translated into ten languages and have sold more than 2.25 million copies worldwide. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.
ABOUT THE MODERATORS
Nichole Bernier is a writer specializing in profiles, narratives, and essays, and has contributed to Conde Nast Traveler, Boston Magazine, Health, Psychology Today, and NPR. She was previously a contributing editor and television commentator for Conde Nast Traveler covering current events, travel disasters and scams, and golf and ski resorts. She is also author of the novel The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. (Crown/Random House).
Huda Fahmy is a hijab-clad Muslim woman who was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She is the illustrator of the internationally successful webcomic, Yes, I'm Hot in This (@yesimhotinthis) and the author of THAT CAN BE ARRANGED: A Muslim Love Story and YES I’M HOT IN THIS: The Hilarious Truth About Life in a Hijab. Between drawing and googling "breathable cotton dresses," Huda enjoys spending time at home in Houston with her husband, Gehad, and their son.
Joani Geltman has over 30 years of experience working with parents, children, schools, and community groups. She is a clinician, parenting coach, college professor, and public speaker. She has developed a number of parenting seminars, including Adolescent Psychology—The Parent Version, which she has presented at hundreds of schools and businesses. She has a unique brand of "infotainment," using humor, storytelling, and sending parents home with a "goody bag" of helpful techniques. She is also the author of A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens: Talking to Your Kids About Sexting, Drinking, Drugs, and Other Things That Freak You Out.
Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw is the author and illustrator of Luna & Me: The True Story of a Girl Who Lived in a Tree to Save a Forest; My Travelin’ Eye; and Same, Same but Different, for which she won the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award and the South Asia Book Award. A graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute and The Illustration Academy, Jenny lives with her family in their homestead in the mountains of Northern New Mexico.