Book Release: Say Their Names by Charisse Sims
Join us for the release of Charisse Sims' Say Their Names!
Click "Get Tickets" to RSVP to attend & order your copy. Limited copies available at the event.
Reading followed by an art activity!
To purchase a book without attending the event, visit worldstagepress.org/saytheirnames
About Say Their Names:
Say Their Names blends breathing and self-affirmation rituals while also acknowledging injustices suffered by
people of color. Written by Charisse Sims, an educator, this book teaches children to manage their emotions though
deep breaths, including breathing for those lost by racial violence and police brutality.
About Charisse Sims:
Charisse A. Sims is an educator, coach, and mother, with over twenty years of experience in the classroom, and is the
founder and director of an early childhood education center. Her expertise in working with children, parents
and educators was maximized by the entrance of her six children – four girls and boy/girl twins. Charisse is also
on the leading side of creating culturally relevant, diverse and inclusive curriculum, working with parents
and educators of children of color to help create anti-racist and equal environments for children to thrive
in. Also a children’s book publishing class teacher, she’s working to ensure that other books of
representation are created and published. She finds ultimate joy, fulfillment, and personal growth in her ability
to inform, inspire, and empower educators and families.
Find Charisse on social media here: msha.ke/charissesims IG | @CharisseSims
About Lindsey Caneso:
Lindsey Caneso is a Los Angeles based artist who believes in the ability of art and storytelling to
change lives. She has illustrated 3 children's books, and has an ongoing painted
sketchbook practice. Her work includes portraits of loved ones, her favorite authors, and characters
from literature. She constantly seeks the joy of connection with others through these channels.
Find Lindsey's blog here: bookhearted.com