Date and Time: Wednesday, December 12, 6:30-8:30p.m.
Fee: free, includes light snacks
Place: Minnesota Humanities Center, 987 Ivy Avenue East, St. Paul
Questions? Junauda Petrus at 651-772-4252, Junauda@mnhum.org
Or Kham Vang at 651-772-4245, email@example.com
Join the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans and the Minnesota Humanities Center as we present the forthcoming titles from the Reading Together Project, Shoua and the Northern Lights Dragon by Ka Vang with Illustrations by Aimee Hagerty Johnson and The Imaginary Day by May Lee-Yang with Illustrations by Anne Sawyer-Aitch. This event is open to educators, community members, parents and children. Come meet the authors and illustrators, learn about the books and enjoy light refreshments. There will be art activities inspired by the books for young readers to enjoy.
About the Reading Together Project
The Reading Together Project seeks to address the lack of children’s books that speak to the experience of being an Asian Pacific Islander (API) child or youth in the United States. The project supports the development of English literacy skills while recognizing cultural heritage, and creating opportunities for children and families to learn about API cultural heritage together. The project will disseminate resources targeted towards closing the achievement gap for API students by offering culturally relevant resources.
These events are funded with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the National Endowment for the Humanities that was created by a vote of the people of
Minnesota on November 4, 2008.