Todd Parr | It's Okay to Be Different

What:

Todd Parr will celebrate 20 years of It's Okay to Be Different and will be joined by some special guests.

  • This event is free to attend, but registration is required. You can register for the event here. Once you register, you will receive an invitation to join the event.
  • NOTE: Because this is a virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom, you will need access a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet at a sufficient bandwidth. If you have not used Zoom before, don't worry: It's easy! Here's a quick reference guide to help you get oriented: Getting Started with Zoom

When:

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 5:00pm Central Time

We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this event, we hope you’ll consider purchasing a copy of It's Okay to Be Different from our bookshop. Your support is critical to keeping us here and offering events like this, and we hope to do that for many years to come! As a thank you, we will include a custom bookplate signed by Todd.

Blue Willow Bookshop expects all participants to maintain an atmosphere of respect and fairness. Any comments or questions that violate this standard of behavior including any form of harassment, may, at the discretion of the organizers, be immediately removed.

About the Authors:

Todd Parr has inspired and empowered children around the world with his bold images and positive messages. He is the bestselling author of more than forty books, including The Goodbye BookThe Family BookThe I Love You Book, and It's Okay to be Different. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Ordering:

Payment type must be "CreditCard." Shipping will be charged if you want the book shipped to you. If you'd prefer to use our curbside pickup program, we ask that you please collect your book(s) within one month of the event date. After that date, your book will be donated to a Houston-based literacy organization.

International shipping will be $35.00.

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
It's Okay To Be Different Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316666039
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2001

It's okay to need some help.
It's okay to be a different color.
It's okay to talk about your feelings.


From the bestselling author Todd Parr comes a reassuring book about being who you are.


Be Who You Are Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316265232
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2016

In a brand-new companion to his beloved classic It's Okay to Be Different, New York Times bestselling author Todd Parr encourages kids to be proud of who they are inside.

Be who you are!
Be proud of where you're from.
Be a different color. Speak your language.
Wear everything you need to be you.


The Bedtime Book Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316428002
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 2nd, 2021

A New York Times bestselling author puts a twist on the traditional bedtime story with his signature blend of colorful pictures, comedy, and reassurance.

It's time for bed!But, no one is ready for bedThe raccoon has the hiccupsThe narwhal needs to take her bath.And the bear is hungry. With his signature humor and heart, Todd Parr puts