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Meet the Authors: Amy June and Juniper Bates

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Beloved illustrator Amy June Bates makes her authorial debut alongside her 11-year-old daughter, Juniper, with this timely and timeless picture book about acceptance called The Big Umbrella. The mother-daughter duo, who came up with the idea for The Big Umbrella while sharing an umbrella in a rainstorm, will present and sign their book.

Recommended for readers ages 4 and up. 

Unable to make it to this event? You still can get signed and personalized copy of this book! Give us a call at 703-548-4092 or email by Wed., March 21.


By the door there is an umbrella. It is big. It is so big that when it starts to rain there is room for everyone underneath. It doesn't matter if you are tall. Or plaid. Or hairy. It doesn't matter how many legs you have.

Don't worry that there won't be enough room under the umbrella. Because there will always be room.

Earlier Event: March 23
March For Our Lives Poster Party
Later Event: March 28
Charlotte's Web Read-a-thon