Together Tree with LeUyen Pham

Story Time and Book Signing with LeUyen Pham on Saturday, June 3rd at 11 am for The Together Tree at Once Upon A Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020. Best for ages 4+.

Grow kindness!

New York Times bestselling Illustrator LeUyen Pham will read her newest book, The Together Tree. This story will help shelter readers in a safe space to talk about standing up against intolerance. After the reading, LeUyen will draw and sign books. Best for ages 4+. 

Masks are recommended for attendees. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT BOOKS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR PERSONALIZATION AFTER JUNE 3RD, but a limited amount of signed books are available.

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About The Together Tree:

The Together Tree book cover. A willow tree takes up most of the cover space with the title in yellow among the leaves. Four kids sit at the base of the tree holding branches.

All Are Welcome meets Be Kind in this poignant and accessible picture book about the power every bystander--no matter how small--has to extend kindness and stand up in the face of intolerance.

At his new school, quiet Rumi feels small and unwelcome, and a few kids bully him for his brown skin and bright shoes. He finds refuge beneath the old willow tree by the playground and builds his own world of hope and dreams of belonging. 

One day, when Rumi is made a target again, one of his classmates bravely steps in to defend him. It's in that moment of solidarity Rumi's class finally realizes that under the shade of the willow tree, all are welcome, and they create a space they can all play in--together.

About the illustrator:

LeUyen Pham photo. A black and white photo of an Asian woman with her hair up wearing a white collared, button up blouse.

LeUyen Pham has illustrated more than fifty books, including board books, picture books, chapter books, and graphic novels. Her work has been recognized with numerous honors, including the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles Bronze Medal in the Children's Book category, and Best Books of the Year lists in publications such as Kirkus ReviewsThe Horn Book Magazine, and Comic Book Resources. She is also a New York Times bestseller for Grace for President, written by Kelly DiPucchio; Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully, written by Julianne Moore; and Princess in Black, written by Shannon and Dean Hale. Born in Vietnam, LeUyen came to the United States at the end of the Vietnam War when she was only two. She studied illustration at The Art Center College of Design, and for a short period of time worked at DreamWorks Animation as a layout artist before turning to illustration full time. She lives with her husband (who is also an artist) and two sons in Los Angeles. Visit her online at

Photo credit: Provided by publisher


Saturday, June 3, 2023 - 11:00am
Event address: 
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020
SKU: 9780763678883a
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Personalizations are NOT available after June 3rd.

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