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Real to Me

Raissa Figueroa & Minh Lê

Warwick’s, in partnership with La Jolla Riford Library, presents
Raissa Figueroa & Minh Lê

Real to Me

Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 2:30pm PDT

La Jolla Riford Library
7555 Draper Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037
Real to Me
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This is a free in-person event! REAL TO ME will be available for purchase at the event.

On Saturday, May 20th at 2:30pm at La Jolla Riford Library Warwick’s, in partnership with La Jolla Riford Library, presents Minh Lê and Raissa Figueroa as they discuss and sign their new book, Real to Me. Minh Lê is the author of several children's books including Drawn Together, which won the 2019 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and Lift which was an Eisner Award Nominee. His other books include Let Me Finish!, The Perfect Seat, and The Blur. Minh has written for the New York Times, the Horn Book, and the Huffington Post. He currently lives in San Diego, California with his wife and kids. Raissa Figueroa is the illustrator of several picture books, including We Wait for the Sun, which received a Coretta Scott King Honor, as well as four starred reviews. She also illustrated Oona, Princess Unlimited, Sophie and Little Star, and The More the Merrier. She loves taking in the early morning light while out on walks with her dog, Ghost, and letting her mind meander off to fantastical new places.

An acclaimed author and a Coretta Scott King Honoree pair up for this tender story about friendship and accepting change. Two best friends (one of whom is imaginary) are inseparable until the day when one of them unexpectedly disappears.

Others tried to tell me that she wasn't real, that she was just imaginary.

But what did they know? She was real to me.
Then one morning... she was gone.

What do you do when your imaginary friend goes away? Did you dream up the entire friendship? Maybe... But you miss her laugh, her comfort, and her silly mischief. It all feels so real... you couldn't have just imagined those things, right?

Lush illustrations pair with touching text in this gentle picture book that illuminates the sweetness of first friendship, the sadness when it's lost, and the beauty in discovering new friends are just around the corner.

Real to Me By Minh Lê, Raissa Figueroa (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Minh Lê, Raissa Figueroa (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593377499
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2023