How Are You, Verity?

How Are You, Verity?

How Are You, Verity?

How Are You, Verity?


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A neurodivergent child interacts with their neighbors to discover the true meaning behind greetings and salutations. 

When people say “How are you?” are they really asking or just saying hello? Verity, who is neurodivergent, plans an experiment to figure this out.

Verity is bubbling with excitement about an upcoming school field trip to the aquarium! When neighbors ask, “How are you?” Verity shares their excitement and fascinating facts about sea animals. Their older brother John kindly suggests that the question "How are you?" is actually a greeting and not an invitation to share so much. Verity plans an experiment to find out if their brother is right.

But when the trip to the aquarium is cancelled, Verity is heartbroken. When people ask “How are you?” what should they say then?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433841514
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 08/22/2023
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 441,799
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Meghan Wilson Duff, PsyD, wanted to be a marine biologist when they grew up, but got distracted trying to figure out people. They currently teach in the Psychology & Community Studies program at University of Maine at Machias. Prior to teaching, Meghan worked as a clinical psychologist supporting children and families. This is their first children’s book. They live in Machias, Maine. Visit

Taylor Barron graduated with a Bachelor’s of Fine Art in Digital Art and Animation from DigiPen Institute of Technology. Her focus is in illustration, murals, character design, background painting, and concept art. She lives in Paris, France. Visit and @TBearDraws on Instagram.
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