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Ty Chapman, LOOKING FOR HAPPY - with Sun Yung Shin!

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

If you're looking for a happy way to spend your evening, then look no further! Join us in celebrating Ty Chapman's latest picture book, Looking for Happy, along with fellow author, Sun Yung Shin!

In Looking for Happy, a young Black boy navigates the ups and downs of his emotions and learns that happiness is sometimes easier to find when we stop looking for itStop by Red Balloon Bookshop for a cozy evening with Ty Chapman and Sun Yung Shin as they chat all about this lovely book. Get your questions answered, and afterward enjoy treats and have your books signed by Ty!

To attend: Space is limited, so a ticket is required to attend. You can register for a ticket through May 3, 4:30pm, and pre-order the book below. Additional copies of Looking for Happy will be available for purchase during the event.

Signing Guidelines: Following the reading, Ty Chapman will sign and personalize copies of the book. If you would prefer not to stay for the signing portion, Red Balloon is happy to have your books signed and personalized for you and will contact you when they're ready to be picked up.

Ty Chapman is the author of Sarah Rising (Beaming 2022); Looking for Happy (Beaming 2023); A Door Made for Me, written with Tyler Merritt (WorthyKids 2022); Tartarus (Button Poetry 2024); and multiple forthcoming children's books through various publishers. Chapman was a finalist for Tin House's 2022 Fall Residency, Button Poetry's 2022 Chapbook Contest, and Frontier Magazine's New Voices contest. Chapman's accomplishments also include being named a Loft Literary Center Mirrors and Windows fellow and a Mentor Series fellow, and attending Vermont College of Fine Arts in pursuit of his master's degree in creative writing for children and young adults.

Sun Yung Shin was born in Seoul, Korea and was raised in the Chicago area. She is a poet, writer, author, and cultural worker. Learn more at her website,




Looking for Happy By Ty Chapman, Keenon Ferrell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ty Chapman, Keenon Ferrell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781506483542
Availability: Not on our shelves now. Usually ships in 4-7 business days from warehouse.
Published: Beaming Books - May 2nd, 2023
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