Book Launch: The Moon Prince and The Sea

Shirley Zhao

Shirley Zhao
Shirley Zhao is currently an Assistant Librarian (Clinical) at the University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library. She consults and teaches workshops and courses on information/data literacy, data management, and reproducible research practices. She supports evidence retrieval and synthesis, including literature searching, reference management, and protocol development. Shirley also consults on issues in scholarly communication, publishing, and research software/tools. Her interests include data science; reproducibility; open science; research impact; and science communication.

Moon Prince InvitationBook Launch:  The Moon Prince and The Sea

Written by:  Daniela Rose Anderson,
University of Utah Medical Student (MS2018)

Monday, June 6, 2016 at 5:00-8:00 PM
Garden Level, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

The Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, and Et Alia Press invite you to a launch party for the publication of children’s book The Moon Prince and The Sea (Et Alia Press, 2016), written and illustrated by University of Utah medical student Daniela Rose Anderson (MS2018). A discussion and book signing will be held on the Garden Level of the Spencer Eccles Health Sciences Library on Monday, June 6 from 5-8 pm.  Light refreshments will be served.

The Moon Prince and The Sea is based on the true story of a bond formed across an ocean between two children who found joy despite terminal illnesses. In a hospital in India, Sumit is surrounded by children who call the hospital their home; in a hospital in America, Marina is surrounded by her loving family and friends. The book is named for Sumit, the moon prince, who paints a map of two moons that the children will later find on their adventure, and Marina, whose name means “of the sea.” The pair embarks on a magical adventure that raises questions about love, life, and death in a manner designed to be accessible to and comforting for children and families. This book is intended for children and families experiencing sickness, grief, or loss, and for any child who is curious about these topics. Written in memory of Sumit and Marina, proceeds from The Moon Prince and The Sea will support children otherwise financially unable to access the medical care they need.

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