Meet A.J. Irving and her new book The Wishing Flower!
An LGBTQ-inclusive story about understanding your peers, your feelings, and yourself, The Wishing Flower is a love letter to longing, belonging, and longing to belong. With stunning illustrations by Kip Alizadeh, The Wishing Flower will inspire readers to honor their wishes and show the world their truest selves.
A.J. Irving grew up in Boise, Idaho, writing stories and daydreaming about becoming an author. Now, she writes picture books and poetry beneath an old elm tree in Salt Lake City. A.J. reads kidlit every day and dances every chance she gets. She is also the author of Dance Like a Leaf (Barefoot Books, 2020).
Buy The Wishing Flower
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Connect with A.J. Irving
As promised in the episode, links to:
- A Night Without Armor by Jewel (https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/a-night-without-armor–poems_jewel/581143/#edition=2334061&idiq=6502050)
- A Million Quiet Revolutions by Robin Gow (https://bookshop.org/a/82376/9780374388416).
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