Sophie Blackall on Instagram Live!

reading If You Come to Earth, a glorious guide to our home planet, and a call for us to take care of both Earth and each other.

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Saturday, November 28, 2020 - 11:00am

In this picture book, a boy writes a letter to an imagined alien, explaining all the things he will need to know about Earth and the people who live here--and adding a postscript asking what the alien might look like. This stunning book is inspired by the thousands of children the author has met during her travels around the world in support of UNICEF and Save the Children.

Sophie Blackall has illustrated many books, including the Ivy + Bean series, Ruby's Wish, and has twice won the Caldecott Medal. Originally from Australia, she now lives in Brooklyn. Learn more about her at

Event address: 
2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
If You Come to Earth Cover Image
By Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781452137797
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 15th, 2020