an abstract drawing of two conjoined people.

Be/Hold: A Friendship Book

by Shira Erlichman Author

In Be/Hold: A Friendship Book, visual artist, poet, and musician, Shira Erlichman, opens with the line, “Sweetheart, sometimes when I’m feeling blue I put my ear to the wind & listen for you,” building a one-of-a-kind story of friendship from her love of compound words (i.e. toothbrush, windbreaker, behold) in a book that uplifts, encourages, and honors the people we care about most. With an afterword exploring compound words and accompanying word play activity.