This Is a Story Releases on March 14, 2023


I’ll always remember how happy my heart felt the first time I saw Caldecott Honor artist Lauren Castillo’s illustrations for This Is a Story. I paused many, many times while experiencing her gorgeous and heart-growing art. I laughed. I cried. I pored over every detail and page turn for hours. I smiled as I spotted all the Easter eggs hidden in the art. Each spread contains positive energy and a beautiful appreciation for the power and importance of story. It feels as though Lauren looked directly into my heart and illustrated what story feels like to me. Her art reminds me that books can be the perfect prescriptions to let us know we’re not alone. Books can inspire us, connect us, and make us more compassionate. I cannot wait to share and experience our love letter to stories and libraries with you.



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