What Do You Know? is an introspective, poetic picture book about the acts of questioning and listening. Asked by Love itself, the questions wonder aloud, seeking the knowing of an array of very different, yet interconnected, entities and beings. Instead of pointing and naming, here the asker seeks to know the world by listening to it. Tell me, land, farmer, well, rock, fruit bat, courage--what do you know? Across these pages, children will wonder at what we can learn, when we open ourselves up to listening to the world.
Ariana Fields is a graduate of SFAI (printmaking) and the City College Masters of Landscape Architecture program. She is interested in visual modes of storytelling, representations of movement, and works on paper. When she is not building, gardening, or drawing, she is making shapes with her body skating and surfing. Aracelis Girmay is a mother, auntie, teacher, and writer. Originally from Southern California, where the names of streets like Orange, Cherry, Bristol, Laurel, Buffalo, Santa Clara, Lime were a kind of poetry, she now lives and reads with her family in Brooklyn, New York.