Be/Hold: A Friendship Book uses word play, compound words, and bright splashes of color to explore ways of uplifting those we love, even through challenging times.
Publication date: April 2, 2019
ISBN: 978-0-9996584-2-0 (hardcover)
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.