Join community members, the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, and the Minnesota Humanities Center as we celebrate the four upcoming titles from the 2013 Reading Together Project. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the authors and illustrators, hear more about their inspirations and work, ask questions, and receive a complimentary copy of all four titles.
The 2013 titles are:
Linh and the Red Envelope
Written by: Diane Tran
Illustrated by: Alex Shimkus
Melody of the Qeej
Written by: Mai Kou Xiong
Illustrated by: Vang P. Lee
Written by: Steve Wright
Illustrated by: Ilhwa Gloria Kim
Tawan the Sun Girl
Written by: Chay Douangphouxay
Illustrated by: Alex Kuno
The evening begins with an hors de’eouvres reception at 5:30 p.m. Panel discussion begins at 6:00 p.m. with a book signing to follow. These books are written at an early elementary level (grades 2-3), and children are encouraged to attend.
Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 5:30 p.m.
Location: Minnesota Humanities Center
987 Ivy Ave. E, St. Paul, MN 55106 (map)
If you plan to attend, please RSVP here.
About the Reading Together Project:
This is the second year of the Reading Together Project collaboration between the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans and the Minnesota Humanities Center. 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.
*This work is funded in part with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created with the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.