Community Book Read & Author Discussion: Somewhere in the Unknown World: A Collective Refugee Memoir by Kao Kalia Yang
Our communities are changing ethnically and every person comes here with their own story. Take time this summer to investigate the many refugee stories that Ms. Yang brings to life in her new book. Then join us this fall for an evening with Ms. Yang as she discusses her desire to capture these stories and preserve each individual’s journey.
Somewhere in the Unknown World: A Collective Refugee Memoir is available for purchase locally at Lake Country Booksellers, 4766 Washington Square, WBL (10% discount). Books also will be available for purchase at the event on September 30.
6:30-7pm: Book Signing
7-8pm: Author discussion
Mahtomedi High School Chautauqua Fine Arts Center
Free with a $10 suggested donation
Kao Kalia Yang is a Hmong-American writer. She is the author of the memoirs The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, The Song Poet, and Somewhere in the Unknown World. Yang is also the author of the children’s books A Map Into the World, The Shared Room, The Most Beautiful Thing, and Yang Warriors. She co-edited the ground-breaking collection What God is Honored Here?: Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss By and For Native Women and Women of Color. Yang’s work has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Chautauqua Prize, the PEN USA literary awards, the Dayton’s Literary Peace Prize, as Notable Books by the American Library Association, Kirkus Best Books of the Year, the Heartland Bookseller’s Award, and garnered four Minnesota Book Awards. Kao Kalia Yang lives in Minnesota with her family, and teaches and speaks across the nation.