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About the Book How Are You, Verity?

Written by Meghan Wilson Duff

Illustrated by Taylor Barron

Released by Magination Press

Verity is bubbling with excitement about an upcoming school field trip to the aquarium! When their neighbors ask “How are you?,” Verity loves to reply by sharing facts about all the fascinating creatures that live in the sea. Verity’s brother John kindly suggests that people say “How are you?” just to be polite. Verity plans an experiment to figure out if their brother is right. When the field trip to the aquarium is canceled, Verity is heartbroken, but John helps them find an authentic answer to “How are you?”

This thought-provoking story will help shift the perspective of all kids to illustrate the complexity of social expectations and the importance of celebrating differences.

Includes a Reader’s Note with more information about neurodiversity and supporting neurodiverse kids.

About the Illustrator

Taylor Barron graduated with a Bachelor's of Fine Art in Digital Arts and Animation from DigiPen Institute of Technology. Her focus is in illustration, murals, character design, background painting, and concept art. She lives in Paris, France. Visit taylorbarron.com and @TBearDraws on Instagram.

About the Publisher

Magination Press is the children’s book imprint of the American Psychological Association. It’s the combined power of psychology and literature that makes a Magination Press book special. Visit www.apa.org/pubs/magination and @MaginationPress on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Cover of book: How Are You, Verity?


Reading Age Range: 4-8 years

Published: August 22, 2023

ISBN-10: 1433841517

ISBN-13: 978-1433841514

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