Join us for a special story time book launch reading and discussion with New York Times bestselling poet Cleo Wade celebrating her second ever picture book, MAY YOU LOVE AND BE LOVED: Wishes for Your Life, a tender children's book (recommended for ages 3-6) about the hopes and dreams a parent has for their child. She will be joined in conversation by Grace Landrieu.

May you know fear but not be driven by it
May you know joy and follow it everywhere
May you know light and shine it every chance you get

Featuring mantras for every day, beautifully brought to life with illustrations by the author herself, this picture book is like a warm hug, enveloping the reader in hope and optimism for our (and our kids') infinite potential. Encapsulating her signature wisdom and big-hearted emotions, MAY YOU LOVE AND BE LOVED sits perfectly next to modern classics like I'm So Glad You Were Born and The Year We Learned to Fly.

Cleo Wade is a writer and poet whose work explores love, freedom, healing, and the power of community. She is the New York Times bestselling author of What the Road Said, Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life, and Where to Begin: A Small Book About Your Power to Create Big Change. Cleo Wade is from New Orleans and lives in California with her partner, Simon, and their two supercute daughters, Memphis Love and Bayou Beloved.

Grace Landrieu is policy director for the Biden-Harris campaign. She previously served on the White House National Economic Council and Domestic Policy Council and Deputy Policy Director President Biden’s 2020 campaign, where she contributed to the development and implementation of President Biden's signature legislative initiatives. She began her career as an eighth-grade math teacher and holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Art degree from Georgetown University.

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Sunday, May 5, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
May You Love and Be Loved: Wishes for Your Life By Cleo Wade Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250873958
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Feiwel & Friends - May 7th, 2024

Please pre-order your copy now to be signed by Cleo Wade at the event. If are not able to attend in person, write "signed copy" in comments during checkout and we will be happy to hold or ship your copy according to your choice.

What the Road Said By Cleo Wade, Lucie de Moyencourt (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cleo Wade, Lucie de Moyencourt (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250269492
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Feiwel & Friends - March 23rd, 2021

What the Road Said is the New York Times-bestselling comforting and uplifting picture book from bestselling poet and activist Cleo Wade.

Which way do I go?
That is your choice to make,
said the Road.

But what if I go the wrong way?
The Road curved a little,
almost as if it was giving me a hug, and said,

Remember Love: Words for Tender Times By Cleo Wade Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593581360
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Harmony - October 17th, 2023

From the beloved, New York Times bestselling author of Heart Talk, a collection of prose and poetry that explores how we can find light in periods of lostness, love for ourselves after heartbreak, okay-ness in the midst of change, and strength in letting go.

How do we find steadiness within ourselves in the midst of dizzying personal and global change? 

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