Award-Winning Author Reading Is This Monday As Part Of Golden Valley Reads

Award-winning author Kao Kalia Yang will deliver a reading from her book “The Latehomecomer” this Monday, Sept 18, at Perpich Center for Arts Education starting at 6:30 pm. The event is part of the second annual Golden Valley Reads program.

golden-valley-reads-final-logoFor fast readers out there who still want to finish “The Latehomecomer” before Monday’s event, it is available from the Golden Valley Library and other Hennepin County Libraries as a print book, eBook, audiobook on CD or downloadable audiobook.

Golden Valley Reads is a joint venture between the City of Golden Valley and Hennepin County Library to encourage residents to read one book together.

“The Latehomecomer” is the only book to have garnered two Minnesota book awards in one year, winning Creative Nonfiction Writing and Readers’ Choice. It is a story of a refugee family and a tribute to the woman who kept them together. The author’s family arrived in the United States in 1987, and the book chronicles 20 years of their story while drawing on geopolitical history, Hmong folklore, and culture.

Check Out These Other Upcoming Golden Valley Reads Events
Thur, Sept 21, 10 a.m., at the Golden Valley Library: American History Discussion Club: Hmong History and the Vietnam War
Read, watch or listen to something about this topic in American history, then come share and discuss what you learned.

Wed, Sept 27, 9:30 a.m., and Thur, Sept 28, 6 p.m.: Minneapolis Institute of Art Tour
Registration is open now. Join us for a short bus trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art for an “Inspired By Books” tour. A museum guide will facilitate discussion of works of art related to “The Latehomecomer” by Kao Kalia Yang.

Golden Valley Reads events are sponsored by the Friends of the Golden Valley Library and the City of Golden Valley.

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