Meet Minnesota Author Kao Kalia Yang at the Library

Kao Kalia Yang Author Visit
Tuesday, May 21, 6:30PM
St. Charles Public Library

Meet Minnesota author Kao Kalia Yang at the St. Charles Public Library!

Kao Kalia Yang is a Hmong American teacher, speaker, and writer.  Her work crosses audiences and genres.  She is the award-winning author of the memoirs, The Latehomecomer, The Song Poet, Somewhere in the Unknown World, and Where Rivers Part.

Yang is also the author of multiple children’s books: A Map Into the World, The Most Beautiful Thing, The Shared Room, Yang Warriors, From the Tops of the Trees, and The Rock in My Throat.  These books focus on the experiences of Hmong children.

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.  Yang is a McKnight, Soros, and Guggenheim fellow.

This program is made possible by a Library Legacy Grant.  The event is free and open to the public.

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