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4/28 - I Will Be Fierce by Bea Birdsong

Join us for an author event for the new children's book I Will Be Fierce by Bea Birdsong on Sunday April 28th at 2pm. This is event is also included in Children's Book Week!

It’s Children’s Book Week all across America this week! This is the 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week, the longest running national reading campaign in the country! This week – from April 29 to May 5 – over 1,200 schools, libraries, and bookstores are celebrating Children’s Book Week from coast to coast in all 50 states with events and activities all week. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Read Now. Read Forever” and you can still go online at and print out cool bookmarks, activities in several languages, and more.


Today, I will be fierce!

It's a brand new day, and a young girl decides to take on the world like a brave explorer heading off on an epic fairytale quest. From home to school and back again, our hero conquers the Mountain of Knowledge (the library), forges new bridges (friendships), and leads the victorious charge home on her steed (the school bus).

Written by Bea Birdsong and illustrated by Nidhi Chanani, I Will Be Fierce is a powerful picture book about courage, confidence, kindness, and finding the extraordinary in everyday moments.


Written by Bea Birdsong; illustrated by Nidhi Chanani

Bea Birdsong began her career as a classroom teacher before becoming a writer and editor for the education market. She has a degree in English Literature and Elementary Education from the University of Miami. Bea is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and Sisters in Crime. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, son, and spoiled rescue dog named Bilbo. She spends her free time reading, traveling, and searching for hidden doors to other worlds. I Will Be Fierce is her first picture book.

Nidhi Chanani was born in Kolkata, India, and raised in Southern California. She holds a degree in literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. In 2012 she was honored at the White House as a Champion of Change for her art. She has worked with companies like Disney and Hasbro and is the creator of the graphic novelPashmina. Nidhi lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband, daughter, and two cats.




Event Date: 
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 2:00pm
517 Union Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37902
I Will Be Fierce Cover Image
By Bea Birdsong, Nidhi Chanani (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250295088
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 23rd, 2019