From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea: Book Launch
From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea: Book Launch



Sunday, November 05, 2017, from 13:00 to 15:00


251 Bank St.

From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea: Book Launch


Join Venus Envy and the Ten Oaks Project for the book launch of 'From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea' by Kai Cheng Thom.
Where: 25OneCommunity at 251 Bank St.
When: Sunday November 5, 1pm-3pm
This event is free! 
Books will be available for purchase on site.

From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea by Kai Cheng Thom book launch
A magical gender variant child brings transformation and change to the world around them thanks to their mother's enduring love.

In the magical time between night and day, when both the sun and the moon are in the sky, a child is born in a little blue house on a hill. And Miu Lan is not just any child, but one who can change into any shape they can imagine. The only problem is they can't decide what to be: a boy or a girl? A bird or a fish? A flower or a shooting star? At school, though, they must endure inquisitive looks and difficult questions from the other children, and have trouble finding friends who will accept them for who ...they are. But they find comfort in the loving arms of their mother, who always offers them the same loving refrain: "whatever you dream of / i believe you can be / from the stars in the sky to the fish in the sea."

In this captivating, beautifully imagined picture book about gender, identity, and the acceptance of the differences between us, Miu Lan faces many questions about who they are and who they may be. But one thing's for sure: no matter who this child becomes, their mother will love them just the same.

Featuring a reading with Kai Cheng Thom and children's art activities with illustrators Kai Yun Ching and Wai-Yant Li
Please bring the children in your life for this event!


Kai Cheng Thom is a writer, performer, social worker, wicked witch and lasagna lover based in Montreal and Toronto, unceded Indigenous territories. She is the author of Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir (Metonymy Press), a place called No Homeland (Arsenal Pulp Press), and of course, From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea! She is also the winner of this year's Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Writers. 

Kai Yun Ching is a community-based educator, and illustrator born in Edmonton, Alberta and now based out of Montreal, Quebec.

Wai-Yant Li is an artist who works mainly in making fun and functional ceramics and otherworldly illustration. Over the last 10 years they have been presenting and selling their work and various major craft fairs, galleries, and museums in Canada. They are also involved in organizing Qouleur, Montreal’s QTBIPOC festival.

Space/Access Info:
25One is located on the second floor of the building. There is an elevator, and there are no steps on the main or second floor. There is an accessible, all-gender washroom with a changing table that is big enough most mobility devices.
There are a mix of chairs and couches to sit on, and lots of place to stand and move around.

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