Kao Kalia Yang


Kao Kalia Yang
Building Bridges Book Club presents
Kao Kalia Yang
Sunday May 20 1pm
reading, lecture, Q&A at Living Spirit UMC
4501 Bloomington Ave. So.
They found a home...
In search of a place to call home, thousands of Hmong
families made the journey from the war-torn jungles of Laos
to the overcrowded refugee camps of Thailand and onward
to the United States, but their experiences remain largely
unknown. Driven to tell her family’s story after her grandmother’s death, Kao Kalia Yang’s memoir is a tribute to
the remarkable woman whose spirit held them together
through their imprisonment in Laos, their narrow escape
into Thailand’s Ban Vinai Refugee Camp, their immigration to St. Paul when Yang was only six years old, and
their transition to life in America. It is also an eloquent
firsthand account of a people who have worked hard
to make their voices heard.
...she found her voice
Kao Kalia Yang, author of The Latehomecomer,
is a powerful and eloquent speaker whose
words bring home the puzzlement, loss,
opportunity and longing that immigrants
face in America — and the
Admission: Pay what you can - free will donation.
gifts they bring.
All are welcome to a 12:15pm potluck lunch before the reading.
For more information, call Living Spirit church at 612-721-5025

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