Photos of Andrea Beaty and Betsy Bird

Andrea Beaty & Betsy Bird

Andrea Beaty will be in conversation with Betsy Bird to share from her books I Love You Like Yellow and Aaron Slater, Illustrator

Pre-signed books will be available for purchase.

About I Love You Like Yellow:

With charming, rhyming text from bestselling author Andrea Beaty and lush, heartwarming illustrations by bestselling illustrator Vashti Harrison, I Love You Like Yellow celebrates the unconditional love that pulses through life’s profound and everyday moments—and the people who make them so special.

About Aaron Slater, Illustrator:

Printed with a dyslexia-friendly font, Aaron Slater, Illustrator tells the empowering story of a boy with dyslexia who discovers that his learning disability may inform who he is, but it does not define who he is, and that there are many ways to be a gifted communicator.

About the speakers:

Andrea Beaty is the author of many beloved children’s books, including the bestselling Questioneers series, Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies, Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau, and One Girl. She lives just outside Chicago.

Betsy Bird is the Collection Development Manager of Evanston Public Library and the former Youth Materials Specialist of New York Public Library. She writes for the School Library Journal blog A Fuse #8 Production and reviews for Kirkus. She is the host of the Story Seeds podcast as well as the co-host of the podcast Fuse 8 n’ Kate. Betsy is the author of nonfiction, picture books, anthologies, and the new historical middle grade novel Long Road to the Circus, illustrated by David Small. You can follow Betsy at @FuseEight on Twitter or at

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May 15 2022


11:00 am - 11:50 am


American Writers Museum
Chicago, Illinois


11:00 am Central

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