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Daria Peoples-Riley

  • Eclipse Theaters 814 South 3rd Street Las Vegas, NV, 89101 United States (map)

A book launch and signing with children’s book author-illustrator Daria Peoples-Riley.

(PLEASE NOTE: This event will occur at Eclipse Theaters—814 S 3rd St, Las Vegas, NV 89101.)

The future is in your footsteps. / Freedom is in your feet. / Put one in front of the other, / and greet your destiny.

When a young dancer is nervous about her upcoming audition at a dance studio, her shadow comes to life and encourages her to “Listen to the hum of your heart’s song. / It will never lead you wrong.” As the pair dances through the city, the young girl gains confidence in her body, her skills, and her ability to shine. She returns to her audition with her head held high, ready to show the world what she’s made of.

With a lyrical text that reads like a spoken-word poem and exquisite mixed-media watercolor art, author-illustrator Daria Peoples-Riley’s debut is a love story to dance, self-confidence, and the joy of movement.

Daria Peoples-Riley grew up in Paso Robles, California, and is the daughter of a children’s librarian. She has a degree in English from UC Santa Barbara and earned her masters in education from Regis University, then worked for ten years as a middle school teacher. She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, with her basketball-coach husband, twelve-year-old ballerina daughter, and a nine-year-old basketball-player son. This Is It is her first book.

Preorders are suggested and are available here.


Earlier Event: February 6
Textual Orientation
Later Event: February 15
Better Half Book Club