Elle and her young reader Max read Counting Kindness with Reading Is Resistance. They used their reading guide to support their anti-racist/anti-bias learning together.
Portland organization Reading is Resistance added Counting Kindness to their reading guides “designed to support grown ups in their reading experiences with young readers.”
Count kindnesses with us! Tune in every festival day at 10:00 AM for another kindness!
In a StoryMachine exclusive, award-winning illustrator Barroux creates a new short film about kindness every day during ILFDublin.
Hollis will moderate a virtual roundtable with Acting Deputy Chief of the U.S. Mission to the Netherlands, Jennifer DeWitt Walsh & Deputy Public Affairs Officer, Omar Cardentey.
I am excited to announce that “Contamos Contando”, the Spanish language Mexican edition of Hello!/Counting Kindness, will be published soon!
Poetry e-zine Songs of Eretz, dedicated to “bringing a little more good poetry and art into the world”, published Hollis’ poem The Pupil in their spring 2021 issue.
Delighted to welcome this beautifully translated Italian edition to the ‘Hello!/Counting Kindness’ collection!
Hollis will moderate this Ivy Circle – Harvard Club NL event, with Harvard alum Brandyn Curry.
On February 18, there will be a virtual happy hour to celebrate Lilith’s new Winter Issue, which includes the poem Just Girls by Hollis.
On- and offline magazine Lilith has just published Hollis’ poem ‘Just Girls’ in the Winter 2020-2021 issue, with comments by Poetry Editor Alicia Ostriker.
Over two hundred writers called on their social media followers to buy books from their local bookstores in lockdown.
Ga naar de website van je favoriete boekwinkel, mail of bel en bestel vandaag nog. ❤️📚
Hollis’ Storytime reading for Second Star on the Right on Instagram TV
A beautiful reading of Hello! for the German branch of the UNO/UNHCR.
“The best storytellers bring complex ideas to life with deceptive simplicity.”
On 27 January 2021, Hollis will be interviewed about Hello! / Counting Kindness – the journey from idea to publication, how to approach publicity in a pandemic, and other words of advice to fellow writers.
Alumni event: Penn Class of 1985 Book Discussion with Author Classmates Hollis Kurman and Rich Tola
“Hollis Kurman Highlights Human Rights in Her New Picture Book”, interview by Elisabeth Norton
Next Saturday, Hollis will read Counting Kindness in an online event for Second Star to the Right book store.
Watch last weekend’s event on Instagram.
Please put lots of books on your gift lists this year… and Buy Early, Buy Local! What would we do without our wonderful local booksellers?
Alumni magazine of the University of Pennsylvania (Hollis’ alma mater), featured a piece about Counting Kindness
Exciting news! ‘Hello!’ has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2021, awarded by children’s librarians for an outstanding book in terms of illustration.
Dutch LOWAN foundation is offering a copy of the book to schools who describe the special initiatives they have to welcome young newcomer/immigrant students.
During Children’s Book Week, Hollis visited the International School of Amsterdam to share Hello! during remote sessions with the students.
The Italian edition of Hello! / Counting Kindness & its title have been announced! After a lot of covid-related delay, Tutti Contano! will finally be available in Italy in January 2021. The editor of Edizioni Clichy presented the book as
Proud and pleased that Counting Kindness is out today in the US!
This summer, Hollis attended the SCBWI online Summer Spectacular for children’s book writers and illustrators. A, of course, COVID-proof online conference featuring “The biggest end brightest stars in the children’s litarature galaxy”, with keynotes, panels and more. Great experience!
What happens at the Summer Spectacular doesn’t necessarily have to stay there. Lots of books by participants are available at their bookstore, amongst which: Click each cover to visit its page in the store!
“A unique counting book that’s full of empathy and hope for children everywhere.”
“This counting book by Hollis Kurman with illustrations by Barroux is a poignant book that centres on themes of migration, refugees and inclusivity…Not only is this beautifully illustrated, it educates children in a number of ways and is a great addition to an inclusive bookshelf.”
“The warmth of the beautiful illustrations enhance the simple text enabling young readers to follow the journey of this refugee family and encouraging them to join in with counting… a gentle introduction to the plight of refugee children for the very young. It could provide the perfect starting point for conversations about this important topic in educational settings and at home.”
On June 15, at the start of World Refugee Week, Dutch publisher Rubinstein is launching the special counting book Iedereen telt mee!
New Zealand-based poet Sophia Wilson quotes Hollis’ poem Oxygen in an article about loss and love in times of Covid-19.
Hollis has joined the Supervisory Board / Raad van Toezicht of Save the Children Netherlands.