Rights offering detail :
Wildfire! Kameika & Joey Prepare
Apr. 20, 2022
Author:
Misty Knightly
Category:
Children's: Picture Book Non-fiction
Description:
70 pages of story and fact! I had to write this book after watching myself, neighbors, and friends experiencing the 2020 wildfires. We were trying to understand how to feel and what to do. How do we explain to kids and comfort them? After the fires were over I researched and talked with librarians. At the time, there were no books like mine available.

Inspired by Real Events
Fall of 2020 the Bay Area experienced three major wildfires (a total of 650 wildfires). The SCU, LNU, and the CZU Lightning Complex, collectively burned about 846,000 acres in the first month destroying 2,723 structures, and taking 6 lives.

California is not alone experiencing high increase in wildfires. Additional states include: Oregon, Arizona, Washington, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Texas, Alaska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Florida.

According to firefighters, there is no longer a wildfire season as we are experiencing incidents throughout the year

Book Description
Kameika and Joey are riding home from school together. They notice the fire danger sign has changed from low-risk to extremely high-risk while they were in school today. What does this mean?

Readers join Kameika and Joey as they prepare for a potential wildfire. Then follow them when they are told to evacuate to safer locations because of a nearby wildfire. And the devastation when one of their homes is lost to the wildfire.

Along the way, Joey and Kameika learn about Go Bags, defensible space, and making a fire escape plan. How many ways can you get out of your bedroom? You will learn with Kameika and Joey as they learn how to prepare and be safe.

Educators & Parents
Wildfire! Kameika and Joey Prepare will start the conversation and provide families who live in wildfire-prone areas with resources and tools, while offering knowledge and understanding for families who live elsewhere.

Joey and Kameika show kindness, support, and friendship throughout the story. Parents will appreciate the valuable message of compassion and empathy. Grown-ups and children alike will be both entertained and educated by Wildfire! Kameika and Joey Prepare.

It's critical we are prepared and educate our children. Fact boxes, Q&A with a Fire Captain, and evacuation tips are some resources included in this book.

Hybrid: fiction story to support non-fiction facts
Other Information:
local NBC Bay Area interview
https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/bay-area-proud/south-bay-woman-writes-childrens-book-to-teach-wildfire-safety/2868244/
Contact:
Marjorie Kline
Misty Knightly
misty.knightly@gmail.com
phone: 6509644498
211 Hope Street, 390373, Old Mountain View, CA 94039
Offering #:
19417
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