Whitney Stewart, Children's Book Author, Mindfulness Expert, Professional Speaker
Traveling the world for books!
Whitney Stewart will travel far for a story. She’s trekked in a Himalayan snowstorm with Sir Edmund Hillary, interviewed the Dalai Lama in India, and visited Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma. She’s worked as a puppeteer in France and has dug in former WWII battlefields in rural Poland. She is the author of multiple non-fiction books for children, including her most recent publications: Mindful Kids: 50 Mindfulness Activities for Kindness, Focus, and Calm (Barefoot Books, 2017); What’s on Your Plate?: Exploring the World of Food (Sterling, 2018); and Mindful Me: Mindfulness and Meditation for Kids (Albert Whitman, 2018). When she is not writing or traveling, Stewart teaches mindfulness and meditation to children.
The most important thing the author wants readers to gain from her books:
My books take children on journeys through history, biography, and world cultures. Through them, I want to inspire kids to take adventures, talk to world leaders, explore the arts, go deep into science, and to understand their own heart and mind.
Why the author is an authority on the subject of her books:
I graduated from Brown University with a degree in children’s literature and linguistics. Since then, I have traveled throughout the world and lived overseas — in France, Germany, India, and Japan — where I studied new languages, explored life and culture, and relished the culinary variety. I have a passion for teaching kids about history, biography, and world cultures. And, as a longtime mindfulness practitioner, I have a special interest in teaching children how to handle stress and difficult emotions through meditation and mindfulness.
Speaking Engagements and School Presentations:
Mindfulness and Meditation for Kids: How to go deep within to explore who you are - the what, the why, and the how.
Exploring the World of Food: Go on a culinary journey through the world. Yum!
Leaders of Peace: Who is the Dalai Lama and what can he tell us about happiness?
Storytelling: A Catfish Tale, a Bayou Retelling of Grimms' Fisherman and His Wife
Willing to travel
Health & Fitness/Nutrition