A Story About Empathy, Kindness, and Friendship with Lisa Katzenberger | Feb 6

Feb 6 | 1p C | VERNON HILLS (Live) or REGISTER HERE (Virtual Event)
  • IT WILL BE OKAY | Lisa Katzenberger (illustrator, Jaclyn Sinquett) | BUY BOOK
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Join children’s author Lisa Katzenberger in a conversation about her new children’s book, It Will Be Okay, a sweet story about empathy, kindness and the power of friendship. A gorgeously illustrated picture book that provides validation for children’s fears and provides two ways for them to help someone in need: being present, and listening.

Giraffe and Zebra meet every day under their favorite tree to walk to the watering hole. But today, Giraffe isn’t there!
Where could he be? Zebra spots him hiding in the tree; Giraffe has seen a spider and is scared silly. Zebra patiently talks to Giraffe and does the very best thing: supports Giraffe for as long as Giraffe needs it.
Praise for IT WILL BE OK
“Sinquett’s brightly hued cartoons delightfully express the characters’ emotions and personalities… [a] sweet tale of kindness.” —Kirkus Reviews

Lisa Katzenberger lives in the Chicago area and is a longtime member of SCBWI, where she volunteers as the Social Media Coordinator for the Illinois Region. Her debut picture book publishes in Summer 2020 from Penguin Workshop.


Jaclyn Sinquett grew up playing in her dad’s garden, feeding worms to box turtles and tossing french fries to seagulls at the Jersey shore.

She now spends her time painting shells with her little daughter, dancing in the living room with her husband, and illustrating books for children.

Her favorite color is yellow ochre.

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