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About the Author
Irene Latham is the author of many books for children, including novels, poetry, and picture books. Winner of the 2016 ILA Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award, she writes poetry inspired by nature, art, and the experience of being human. Together with Charles Waters, she's written Dictionary for a Better World and Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes and Friendship, which was named a Charlotte Huck Honor book and a Kirkus Best Book of 2018. Irene lives on a lake in Alabama where she does her best to "live her poem" every single day by laughing, playing the cello, and birdwatching.
Nabila Adani lives in Jakarta, Indonesia, and enjoys illustrating different cultures around the world. She originally studied industrial product design at Bandung Institute of Technology, earned her degree in 2013, and found her way into illustration later in life. She is the illustrator of Be a Bridge, Bedtime for Maziks, Not Now, Noor!, and other picture books.
"[A] great book to start the school year, to help create rules for the classroom, or to start discussions about connecting to others."--Children's Literature-- (10/10/2022 12:00:00 AM)
"Latham and Waters reteam for this rhyming exploration of how children can learn to be a "bridge," building key connections through kindness."--Publishers Weekly-- (8/1/2022 12:00:00 AM)
"A charming and welcome read bound to help cultivate a kinder next generation."--Kirkus Reviews-- (6/1/2022 12:00:00 AM)