May 10 @ 7 PM
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville
123 West Jefferson Avenue, Naperville, IL
Join Anderson’s Bookshop for an in-person event and signing line with author Mark Kanemura, to celebrate the release of I Am A Rainbow, on Wednesday, May 10th at 7pm CT in our Naperville Store. Mark will give a short presentation followed by an audience Q&A. He will then have a signing line where he will personalize and take photos with attendees, if they wish!
More About I Am a Rainbow
A professional dancer, LGBTQIA+ advocate, and social media star shares this inspiring picture book based on his childhood in Hawaii and encourages readers to find safe spaces that allow them to shine bright.
Mark loves putting on shows, dressing up, and dancing! But what makes him happy at home gets him teased at school. To remind Mark that his unique light makes the world a brighter place, his parents surprise him with a beautiful, flowing cape. Wearing it, he feels invincible and free to shine all over Honolulu! It even gives him the courage to befriend some kids who are just as colorful as he is. When the cape goes missing, Mark loses his new confidence. How will he ever shine again?
Mark's relatable, real-life inspired story paired with Richard Merritt's bright and energetic illustrations is a celebration of self-acceptance.
About the Author
Mark Kanemura was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he first discovered his love for dance and theater. He now lives in Los Angeles, California where he works as a dancer, teacher, and entertainer. He has appeared as a contestant and choreographer on FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance and has danced and toured the world with artists like Carly Rae Jepsen, Katy Perry, Janet Jackson, Beyonce, and Lady Gaga. This is Mark’s first book, and he is thrilled to share his story and his love with the world!