November 23rd - 2019
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Kate Humphrey will be reading her book, Hector, The Lonliest Saguaro. Hector, The Loneliest Saguaro is a charming and educational little tale that will resonate with children of all ages. In Kathryn Humphrey’s first published work, through Hector’s personal journey you will learn not only life’s lessons, but also about the rich desert ecosystem of the Southwest. We meet birds, bees and butterflies and observe the seasons and all the accompanying changes they bring about. Beautifully illustrated by the author, the gorgeous desert colors and sweet characters add immensely to the story. Hector teaches us about loneliness, diversity and acceptance and, ultimately, the joy of having a special someone to love. 

Kathryn Humphrey is a new-ish Tucson transplant, Air Force wife, full-time artist and mom of five rescue dogs. “Hector” is a story of strength and resilience on one’s own, alone in the great Sonoran Desert. This book is intended to inspire kids of all ages to be proud of who they are, though they may not “belong”, stay optimistic in the face of challenge and seek ways they can help others instead of feeling sorry for themselves. My mother never let me dwell too long in self pity. She would tell me to “stop feeling sorry for yourself and go find a way you can help someone else.” That one bit of direction I received has helped me conquer some of life’s greatest challenges. I completed “Hector” in exactly one hour on the anniversary of my Mom’s passing. I now want other kids to benefit from that wonderful piece of advice that I was given. We all have unique value and a special purpose in this crazy world…we just have to stop for a moment and look around us to find it.

Admission into this program is free with paid Museum admission. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.