Join us Sunday, July 21st, from 3pm – 5pm for a special Meet the Author Event with children’s author Houston Kidd! Houston will be on-site to do a reading of his book Willow the Water Bear which follows a Water Bear named Willow who is on a quest to find a real-life superhero! Her journey will take her from the Antarctic, to the deep ocean floor, and even to outer space in this clever, scientifically minded story about how sometimes, the hero you’ve been looking for has been with you the whole time.
Willow the Water Bear is an official 2019 selection by Story Time From Space. The program launches educational children’s books to the International Space Station. Once there, an astronaut will read the book back down to children on Earth. Willow launched to the ISS via SpaceX on May 4th, 2019. The astronaut reading will be available to the public in late August.
Houston T. Kidd – Houston T. Kidd was born in South Hill, Virginia. A decorated United States Navy veteran, he served four years of active duty and continues to serve in the reserves. Chasing a childhood dream, he went on to work in the film industry as a stand-in and stunt double for National Geographic and AMC Network productions before settling down on the outskirts of Research Triangle Park in North Carolina. He believes diversity and inclusion to be the spice of life and hopes that Willow the Water Bear will foster a love for science and inspire young minds to pursue their dreams!
Be sure to check out Willow’s Facebook page!