Saturday, April 12, 2014

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Children's storytelling and reading at Bookbound in May

Bookbound is starting Children's Book Week early as well as celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a reading and storytelling event with local writer and speaker Frances Kai-Hwa Wang who will share some of her favorite stories and books about growing up Asian in America. Intended for children, appropriate for all ages. Saturday, May 10, 2:00 pm, Bookbound, Ann Arbor.

I will tell some original stories, read some books they carry, and bring some other books too. My intention is to focus on stories set in America that deal with issues Asian Pacific American (and many other) children have to deal with here. so these will not be stories set in an ancient land far far away once upon a time. Here are some of my favorite books for your reference, and anything by Lee and Low Books is also good:
http://www.papertigers.org/personalViews/archiveViews/FKWang.html

If you can't wait that long, check out my good friend La'Ron Williams at the Ann Arbor District Library next week:

National Library Week Wrap-Up Event: Storyteller La'Ron Williams,
Saturday April 19, 2014: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room
This event is intended for age six to adultNational Library Week concludes with a special performance for elementary-age youth through adults featuring nationally-known Storyteller La'Ron Williams.
La'Ron is a nationally acclaimed, award-winning storyteller, earning a reputation as one of the finest storytellers in the state of Michigan. His salient gift is his remarkable rapport with audiences of all kinds, as he uses dialect, facial expressions and movement to breathe life into tales which transcend the boundaries of class and age.
La'Ron also believes that multiculturalism is an important part of life and that the power and beauty of African culture should be shared.
http://www.aadl.org/node/253169
UPDATED with a better photo. :)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Diversity talks

best compliment today, "Thanks for making a lot of people in the room very uncomfortable." Ha!

Photos coming soon. Today in Dearborn:

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


If you are in California, check out May-lee Chai curated Eating Cultures: Literary Sriracha with Asian American Women Artists Association in San Francisco in May. Should be a spicy time...

https://www.facebook.com/events/1407203209547810/

Sunday, April 6, 2014

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