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From Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, the New York Times bestselling author of Kitchen Table Wisdom, a modern retelling of a timeless story about healing the world by finding light in everyone and everything, illustrated by Rachell Sumpter.
In the beginning, there was only darkness, and then a great ray of light ended the darkness and the world was born, the world of a thousand thousand things. It was filled with light. Then something unexpected happened, and the light of the world broke into millions of sparks of light. These sparks fell everywhere. They fell into everyone and everything. This is why you were born and I was born, and why everyone was born—to find the light and change the world.
The Birthday of the World is a beautiful retelling by a beloved author of a timeless story about finding light in the darkness, one spark at a time.
About the Author
Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, or Dr. Rachel, as she is known, is a pediatrician, professor of family medicine at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, and clinical professor of family and community medicine at UCSF School of Medicine. In addition, she is the author of the internationally bestselling and beloved Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather’s Blessings. Birthday of the World is her debut book for children. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
"The painterly images are beautiful, making stunning use of color and light. . .Visually stirring."
— Kirkus Reviews