Noted children’s author, alumna to discuss ‘Difficult Conversations with Kids’ at next Parenting Group meeting

Vanderbilt alumna and children’s book author Anastasia Higginbotham will lead a discussion titled “Difficult Conversations with Kids” at the next meeting of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center’s Parenting Group.

The event will be held via Zoom on Thursday, Oct. 8, beginning at noon.

Please RSVP in advance if you plan to attend.

Higginbotham launched her Ordinary Terrible Things children’s book series in 2015 with Divorce Is the Worst. Her second book, Death Is Stupid, was named one of New York Public Library’s 100 Best Children’s Books of 2016, and Tell Me About Sex, Grandma earned a spot on School Library Journal blogger Elizabeth Bird’s “Best Books with a Message” in 2017.

The series’ fourth book, Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness, tackles white supremacy and will be published by Dottir Press.

Higginbotham makes her books by hand in collage on grocery bag paper, using only recycled materials, including jewelry and fabric.

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