Liam the Lion
by Andrew Stark
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Pub Date 01 Jan 2023 | Archive Date 31 Dec 2022
Capstone, Picture Window Books
Liam is starting at a new school, and he is worried about making new friends. When a classmate asks about Liam’s cleft lip, Liam is afraid the boy is making fun of him. But in class that afternoon, Liam discovers that what makes him different also makes him special, and that is a reason to be proud. K–3 readers will find a friend in this series featuring quiet but strong Indigenous third-grader Liam Kingbird.
Interest level: Grades K-2 Reading level: Grades K-2
About the Author
Andrew Stark was raised on the Ojibwa Indian Reservation in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. After earning his MFA from Pacific University, he moved to Los Angeles and began his career as an editor for a fashion magazine. He has since been published in a variety of publications, and one of his short stories was adapted into a stage play. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with his two dogs—Gizmo, a chihuahua, and Barney, a chiweenie. Together, they love to camp and go hiking.
About the Illustrator
Emily Faith Johnson grew up on a farm in Northern Wisconsin. She is a graphic designer, writer, and illustrator who loves bringing characters to life through her artwork. She’s always secretly wanted to become a Broadway star and when she’s not writing or making art, you can usually find her serenading the goats and ponies with show tunes. She is a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.
Liam Kingbird's Kingdom series (simultaneous release):
9781666395051 Liam the Lion
9781666395068 Liam and the Pigeon
9781666395075 Liam and the Forest Friends
9781666395082 Liam and the Worst Dog in the World
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