When You Breathe
  • Imprint: Cameron Kids
  • Publication Date: September 22, 2020
  • Price: $17.95
  • Trim Size: 9 14 x 11 34
  • ISBN: 978-1-944903-93-0
  • EAN: 9781944903930
  • Page Count: 32
  • Illustrations: 4-color illustrations throughout
  • Format: Hardcover
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A poetic and visually breathtaking look at what happens inside your body when you breathe

What happens when you breathe? In this beautiful book, breath—the very air, stardust, the grand molecules of the universe—blossoms in the upside-down tree in your rising chest, animating and enlivening you. And when you breathe out, you send your song out into the world.


The metaphors swirl into an understanding that our human bodies don’t stand over the natural world, but are part of it.
— The NCTE Excellence in Children’s Poetry Award Committee, School Library Journal

About the author

Diana Farid is a staff physician and professor at Stanford, a filmmaker, and a published poet. In addition to poetry, she writes picture books and is working on her first novel in verse. This is her first book for Cameron Kids. She lives in the Bay Area. Billy Renkl is a fine artist and teaches art and drawing at Austin Peay State University. This is his first book for Cameron Kids. He lives in Tennessee.