Room of Your Own A Story Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Famous Essay

A Room of Your Own

A Story Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Famous Essay


Price: $18.99

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  • Publication Date: August 9, 2022
  • Imprint: Cameron Kids
  • Trim Size: 9 x 10 12
  • ISBN: 9781951836382
  • Page Count: 32
  • Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
  • Rights: World/All

A picture book about the places we go to create, inspired by Virginia Woolf and her noted essay

Sometimes Virginia Woolf wrote her stories in a garden shed. Sometimes she wrote them among stacks of books in a cool basement. And you? Where do you go to think, to dream, to be? The shade beneath a tall tree? The brick step on a city stoop? The cozy spot beneath the kitchen table? Or inside the night’s deep dark? Not all rooms require four walls and a roof. Inspired by the writer Virginia Woolf and her celebrated essay, “A Room of One’s Own,” A Room of Your Own is about the importance of claiming a space for oneself.


"Colorful watercolors in spot art and larger scenes depict diverse girls and boys under a tree, on a neighborhood sidewalk, at the kitchen table, under a bedsheet fort, and in more spaces."
Kirkus Reviews
"Together, images and text combine for an unequivocal ode to the necessity of being oneself, and of having time alone."
Publishers Weekly

About the author

Beth Kephart is an award-winning author of books for adults, young adults, and children, including And I Paint It: Henriette Wyeth’s World and Beautiful Useful Things: What William Morris Made, both published by Cameron Kids. She lives in Pennsylvania. Julia Breckenreid is an award-winning fine artist and illustrator whose books include Dorothy & Herbert: An Ordinary Couple and Their Extraordinary Collection of Art, published by Cameron Kids. She lives in Toronto.