IN-PERSON: Live at Prospect Lefferts Gardens!
Wednesday, March 23, 7:30 PM ET
Winter Miller presents Not a Cat: A Memoir
In conversation with Samantha Bee
With illustrator Danica Novgorodoff
Inspired by (some might even say dictated by) the adventures of her real-life cat and best friend, debut children’s book author Winter Miller’s Not a Cat is a funny and affirming picture book that showcases the power of being yourself. Gato’s confidence is a fun reminder for children that our identities are ours to choose and that labels don’t define who we are. “People say, ‘Gato is like a dog,’ or, ‘he’s like a human!’ I simply say, ‘Gato is like Gato’. Who are we to decide how a cat should act?” says Miller. Guided by our friend Danica Novgorodoff’s laugh-out-loud illustrations, readers will love following Gato through life as he explores the many sides of his personality and charms everyone along the way. Children and parents alike will enjoy this joyful celebration of self-empowerment, acceptance, and belonging. Audience members of all ages are welcome to join us in-person, and everyone is welcome to join us via livestream, for an evening commemorating the importance of accepting people (and cats!) for who they are and the special love a cat can bring into your life through the story of the close bond that Winter—and many others in New York City—had with the real-life Gato.
A funny, expansive, affirming story with a powerful message of self-determination for young kids: No one can label us if we do not allow ourselves to be labeled. Our identities are ours to choose and to live.
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