Kao Kalia YangPlease come and join us at 10AM this Saturday, March 24, to hear Minnesota author Kao Kalia Yang speak. She is a Hmong-American writer, born in a refugee camp in Thailand. Her book, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, was the winner of the 2009 Minnesota Book Awards in Creative Nonfiction/Memoir and Readers Choice, and a finalist for the PEN USA Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Asian Literary Award in Nonfiction (and the Friends of the Library Book Club selection for March).  Her second book, The Song Poet, won the 2016 Minnesota Book Award in Creative Nonfiction Memoir. It was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Chautauqua Prize, a PEN USA Award in Nonfiction and the Dayton’s Literary Peace Prize. Her third book, a children’s picture book, A Map Into the World will be out in fall of 2019. She is a extraordinarily talented writer and a fascinating speaker who we are incredibly fortunate to receive at our library – hope to see you there!

This project is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities.