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Meet Children’s Author Katie Kizer

September 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

One day, Katie Kizer had an idea for a children’s book. She was sitting in front of her mirror, getting ready to face the day, when she questioned how she looked. Her next thought was, “would I want my adorable twin nieces, five-year-olds Ava and Lyla, to question themselves in this way? Of course not. I would want them to celebrate their uniqueness. I’d want them to be big!

And that’s how the book, Be Big, began, with the hope that little ones like her nieces would face their fears and take up their own unique space in the world, just the way they want. After writing the story, Katie discovered a home for Be Big! at Storybook Genius Publishing.
In addition to being a writer, Katie is a licensed attorney and lives in Chicago.

Be Big! tells the tale of sweet Beatrice, a little girl in a blue tutu who is afraid of being her unique self in the brand new world of first grade. Set against a gorgeously-illustrated backdrop, this story will encourage little ones to face their fears and be brave, be bold, and be big. Follow Beatrice as she embarks on her first day of first grade alongside Benjamin the butterfly, who encourages Beatrice to be big and reminds her that she is not alone.

Be Big! is a dazzling tale that will inspire families to discuss how children can overcome their fears and still take up space, with a sense of community all around them.

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