Join us for a book talk with author Kyunghee Kim about her debut picture book, See Us Bloom: Poems on Compassion, Acceptance, and Bravery on March 23, 2023 at 7 pm (EST) or March 24, 2023 at 8 am (Seoul).
Date and time:
March 23, 2023 at 7 pm (EST/EDT) / 4 pm (PST/EDT)
March 24, 2023 at 8 am (Seoul)
Language of Communication:
I am very excited to invite you to a virtual Book Talk with poet, author, and educator, Kyunghee Kim, for her debut picture book, See Us Bloom: Poems on Compassion, Acceptance, and Bravery (Modern Marigold Books, Pre-Order – Releasing April 3, 2023).
While it is a book of poetry for children and it truly is filled with words I wish I’d read when I was Bada (the young boy on the cover)’s age, it still really resonated with me and my inner child. I was not expecting to find so much comfort in a children’s book, but I know that I will continue to flip through these pages whenever I need a reminder to be kind to myself.
This event is FREE and open to the public. To register for the event, please fill out the RSVP form below.
The private Zoom link and access details will be emailed to you a few days prior to the event and again an hour before the start of the event.
About the Book
See Us Bloom: Poems on Compassion, Acceptance, and Bravery
By Kyunghee Kim
Illustrated by Emily Paik
See Us Bloom: Poems on Compassion, Acceptance, and Bravery is an inspiring and comforting collection of poems that will take kids on a journey to discover their own identities, find inner strength, and learn to love themselves — and one another. Filled with gracefully simple poems and vibrant, lyrical illustrations, all kids will be able to find a piece of themselves reflected within the pages of this book.
About the Author
Kyunghee Kim is a poet, writer, storyteller, life coach, and an educator residing in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She holds a BA in Elementary Education and MA in Educational Studies both from the University of Michigan. With more than 15 years of classroom teaching experience, currently serving as a literacy coach, and with a certification in yoga and mindfulness, Kyunghee is passionate about mental and emotional health. Unconventional lessons of “it’s okay to say no”, and “change can be a friend” are some of the important affirmations for parents and their children in this book of poetry that centers around compassion, acceptance, and bravery. As a Korean American immigrant, this book was written especially for children who do not feel seen. She believes that stories have the power to bring connection, offer compassion, and ultimately create change. Her work has appeared in koreanamericanstory.org, Shondaland, Insider, and more.