I See You is a wordless picture book that depicts a homeless woman who is not seen by everyone around her -- except for a little boy.
Over the course of a year, the boy is witness to all that she endures. Ultimately, in a gesture of compassion, the boy acknowledges her in an exchange in which he sees her and she experiences being seen.
This book opens the door for kids and parents to begin a conversation about homelessness.
In a "Note for Parents, Educators, and Neighbors," there are discussion questions and additional resources about helping the homeless.
Michael Genhart, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco and Mill Valley, California, is the authorof numerous books for children including Ouch Moments and the Books for Nourishing Friendships Series. He lives with his family in Marin County. He received his BA in psychology from the University of California, San Diego and his PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park. Visit Dr. Genhart at www.michaelgenhart.com and follow him on Facebook: @picturebookauthor. Joanne Lew-Vriethoff was born in Malaysia and grew up in Los Angeles. After receiving her B.A in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, she worked in the television industry as a character and concept illustrator for clients pitching children's television shows. She later moved to New York and trained as a graphic designer at a Design Studio working with various clients such as Columbia University, New School, and IJDG in NYC. She is the illustrator of many picture books, middle grade novels, early readers, and educational books. Her favorite medium is pen and ink, mixed media. Joanne lives with her family in Amsterdam but continues to travel to L.A, NYC and Malaysia. Visit her at www.joannelewvriethoff.com and follow on Facebook: @JoanneLew-VriethoffIllustrator Twitter: @JLewVriethoff Instagram @JoanneLewVriethoff