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Beckie Plant: Amazing Like You Book Launch

Thu 17 August at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Local author and illustrator Beckie Plant always wanted to write a children’s book – but it seemed as far away as the stars. Then one day, Beckie decided she won’t ever know how far the stars actually are until she started walking – so she just started taking steps – some days big ones, some days little ones and the stars moved closer.

On other days, Beckie studied Developmental Trauma, Art Therapy, Youth Work and Counselling, working in Youth Mental Health to help others find their starts and start walking.

Her art therapy book Amazing Like You , for 7 – 12 year-olds, is designed to grow identity and self-esteem.

What makes you amazing? We can tell our children how amazing they are or we can help them learn why they are amazing.

This book uses rhyme and illustrations to teach our children to name the qualities that make them amazing.

Celebrate the launch of this wonderful children’s book with author Beckie Plant at Orange City Library on Thursday 17 August at 5pm.

Copies of Amazing Like You will be for sale on the night for $20 each.


Thu 17 August
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Categories:


Local government area
Visual arts, Literature
Submitted online
Event contact details (phone/ email)
EVENT IMAGE credits (artist and/or photographer).
Photographer: Anthony Daintith


Orange City Library
147 Byng Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

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