FREE TO ATTEND. No registration required.
Join us on Independent Bookstore Day, Saturday, April 29th at 2pm for a children's book reading and playdate with Gianna Davy & Sarah's Silks. Gianna will read from her book No One Owns the Colors and lead attendees through fun and creative activities with Playsilks, open-ended, colorful toys that encourage imagination and self-expression. Every child gets to take home a free Playsilk!
Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
About No One Owns the Colors:
For every young artist scolded for using the “wrong” color crayon, every boy teased for wearing a pastel shirt, every girl denied blue shoes, here’s the perfect response: All colors are for everyone. Just ask Nature! No One Owns the Colors is a lively celebration of self-expression and a bolstering invitation to advocate for your special uniqueness. The unnamed and non-gendered narrator shows us that colors are simply part of our natural world. No bit of the spectrum—from pink and blue to scarlet and chartreuse—is meant to be claimed by any one gender or being or culture. Color is not something that can be right or wrong, or better or worse. Inspired by school yard experiences of Davy's own children, this melodic, rhythmic text provides the words, and the confidence, readers may need if someone says that their color—be it skin, shirt, shoes, or simply the crayon they love most—is wrong.
About the participants:
Gianna Davy is a life-long dancer and artist who adventured across many stages before settling down to start a family. Most days you’ll find her teaching, singing, playing, running, cooking, dancing or hugging. Gianna lives in Northern CA with her husband, her 2 sweet sons, 1 beehive, 3 cats, 6 chickens, 24 trees, and thousands of flowers.
Sarah's Silks inspires the imagination of children around the world, through open-ended toys made from natural, earth friendly materials. Sarah's Silks was created 29 years ago in Northern California by Sarah, a Waldorf mother of three creative children