Jamie Lee Curtis to Visit Anderson’s Bookshop

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A very American story is at the heart of national bestselling author and actress Jamie Lee Curtis’ new book, This is Me. It’s the story of an immigrant girl who takes a deep look at her priorities in deciding what she will pack on her adventure moving to a new home across the sea. In many families, that was the case for ancestors long gone and for more recent newcomers too! Curtis has said she finds the inspiration for her writing all around her – in the experiences of her children, her godchildren, her friends – and of course in her own life.

 Curtis visits Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave, in Naperville on Thursday, September 22 at 4:00 p.m. to celebrate this, her latest picture book collaboration with illustrator Laura Cornell. Tickets are required and available at jamieleecurtisandersons.brownpapertickets.com.

 About the Book: From the #1 New York Times bestselling creative team of Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell comes a timely picture book about immigration. Raising important identity issues like “Where did we come from?” and “Who are we?” This Is Me is as delightful as it is important, sure to stimulate dinner table conversation.

In This Is Me a teacher tells her class about her great-grandmother’s dislocating journey from home to a new country with nothing but a small suitcase to bring along. And she asks: What would you pack? What are the things you love best? What says “This is me!” With its lively, rhyming language and endearing illustrations, it’s a book to read again and again, imagining the lives of the different characters, finding new details in the art, thinking about what it would be like to move someplace completely different.

It’s an interactive book, too: Tucked into the back cover is a sturdy pop-up suitcase. And as a younger reader fills the suitcase, he or she learns a lot about what really matters: Now YOU take this case/ and imagine it’s true/ that you’re leaving and needing/ to choose what says YOU.


About the Author: Jamie Lee Curtis is the author of bestselling children’s books, including Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born, It’s Hard to Be Five, I’m Gonna Like Me, and Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day. She is also an actress known for her roles in Freaky Friday, True Lies, Trading Places, A Fish Called Wanda, and the television series Scream Queens. She and her husband, the actor Christopher Guest, live in Los Angeles with their two children.

Curtis, Jamie Lee by Andrew Eccles

Curtis’ program is part of Anderson’s Bookshops’ calendar of special author events. Anderson’s Bookshops specialize in book sales, author events, book signings, and building a sense of community, learning and fun. The store has been helping Naperville readers for six generations. Based in downtown Naperville, the store has grown with the community ever since. Additional locations include downtown Downers Grove, at 5112 Main Street (630) 963-2665; La Grange, at 26 S. La Grange Rd. (708) 582-6353; and a new toy store, Anderson’s Toyshop, at 111 W. Jefferson Ave., in Naperville. Key to Anderson’s success has been special author events, like the September 22 program with Jamie Lee Curtis. Keep current on all Anderson’s programming at www.andersonsbookshop.com.