I Dream of Popo Virtual Launch with author Livia Blackburne and illustrator Julia Kuo - Zoom Event

A beautiful book full of family love

We love Popo, and so will you! Introducing a deeply moving picture book about the bonds we all share with our loved ones, both near and far. Pre-Order Today!

Join author and illustrator team Livia Blackburne and Julia Kuo as they launch their picture book I Dream of Popo. This beautiful picture book is full of heart and family and makes a perfect gift for readers near and far. The Zoom launch event will feature a discussion between Livia, Julia, and Connie Hsu (editor). They'll discuss the inspiration for the book, the nuances of growing up between two worlds, and how linguistic and geographic distance affects family relationships. Exclusive swag available to pre-orders from Once Upon A Time!

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Update 1/5/20: Registration is at capacity. We will be streaming the event on our Facebook Live here.

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I Dream of Popo book cover

About I Dream of Popo: From New York Times bestselling author Livia Blackburne and illustrator Julia Kuo comes a delicate, emotionally rich picture book celebrates a special connection that crosses time zones and oceans as Popo and her granddaughter hold each other in their hearts forever.

Livia Blackburn author photo provided by publisher

About the author: Livia Blackburne is the New York Times bestselling author of the Midnight Thief and Rosemarked duologies. Livia was born in Taipei, Taiwan and moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, when she was five. After a twelve-year stint at Harvard and MIT, where she earned an AB in biochemical sciences and a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, she moved to Los Angeles, where she now lives with her husband and daughter.

Julia Kuo author photo provided by publisher

About the illustrator: Julia Kuo is a Taiwanese-American illustrator who has worked with The New York Times, Google, and Science Friday. Julia has taught illustration courses at Columbia College Chicago and at her alma mater, Washington University in St. Louis. She is the illustrator of Drawing Leaves and Tress: Observing and Sketching the Natural World, Katrina Goldsaito's The Sound of Silence, Roni Schotter's Go, Little Green Truck!, Melissa Gilbert's Daisy and Josephine, 20 Ways to Draw a Dress, 20 Ways to Draw a Cat, and Everyone Eats.

Connie Hsu author photo credit Stephan Kang

About the editor: Connie Hsu is an executive editor at Roaring Brook Press at Macmillan Publishing, a founding member of the Children’s Book Council Diversity Committee, and a member of the Brooklyn Book Festival Children’s Planning Committee. Books on her list include the bestsellers Be KindReal Friends and Best Friends, and After the Fall. Other acclaimed books include Caldecott Medal winner The Adventures of Beekle, Caldecott Honor book Leave Me Alone!, Sibert Medal winner Fry Bread, and graphic novels by Eisner winner Tillie Walden. She was born in Taiwan, raised in Alabama, and now lives in Brooklyn.

Update 1/5/20: Registration is at capacity. We will be streaming the event on our Facebook Live here

Sunday, January 10 at 4:00 PM Pacific Time 

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 Deadline to order personalized copies is 1/10/21

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