Events & Author Visits

An image of Turtle Island from the book "If I Were a Person."

April 15, 2021 @ 9:30 am PDT  / 12:30 pm EDT

Virtual Author Visit: Courtney Defriend

We are all connected!

This very special virtual author visit will feature Courtney Defriend, Coast Salish author, and inspiration behind our Earth Day event series theme of We are All Connected.

Courtney will be joining us to read her book, If Instead of a Person.  This story imaginatively explores the wisdom to be learned from living as a tree. Using child-friendly rhyming verse, Courtney Defriend thoughtfully ponders a tree’s steadfast connection and vital contribution to life on earth. Reinforced by Terra Mar’s powerful illustrations, If Instead of a Person invites readers to become change agents that respect the interconnectedness of nature and humanity.

We are developing resources to help your learners dive deeper into this one, and explore the themes of our connections to each other and to nature.

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