P&P Live! Jordan Scott and Sydney Smith-I Talk Like a River

Upcoming Event
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 10:00am

We invite you to join us for a National Stuttering Awareness Week event featuring author/poet Jordan Scott and illustrator Sydney Smith where they will discuss their book, I Talk Like a River. The story is about a boy who struggles to say the words he wants to use. Going to school and having to speak in front of teachers and classmates is painful and scary. His father understands this and one day takes Jordan to the river where he shows him that his stutter is like the powerful, unpredictable flow of the water. Bubbling, whirling, churning, crashing…and all his own. Beautifully tendered illustrations underline the emotions of the book especially when the boy steps into the river and begins to think about himself in a different way for the first time.

Signed copies are available while supplies last.

Jordan Scott is a poet whose work includes Silt, Blert, DECOMP, and Night & Ox. Blert, which explores the poetics of stuttering, is the subject of two National Film Board of Canada projects, Flub and Utter: a poetic memoir of the mouth and STUTTER. Scott was the recipient of the 2018 Latner Writers' Trust Poetry Prize for his contributions to Canadian poetry. I Talk Like a River is Scott's first book for children. He lives in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island with his wife and two sons.

Sydney Smith is an illustrator of picture books whose work includes writing and illustrating Small in the City; Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson; The White Cat and the Monk by Jo Ellen Bogart; and Town Is by the Sea by Joanne Schwartz, which was awarded the 2018 Kate Greenaway Medal and the 2018 Children's Literature Award. His accolades include two Governor General's Awards for Illustrated Children's Books and four successive New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year citations. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia with his wife and two sons.

Ages 4-8

Each purchase of I Talk Like a River will be signed, while supplies last.

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Child & Teen
I Talk Like a River Cover Image
By Jordan Scott, Sydney Smith (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780823445592
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Neal Porter Books - September 1st, 2020

Not Signed or Personalized