Events

June 2021

Reading Thao: A Picture Book, a funny, eye-opening story about the challenges of growing up with an unfamiliar name and learning to be true to yourself.

"Anyone in an unfamiliar environment will be able to relate... This work's clever construction and stark simplicity embody a kaleidoscope of 'mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors."--Kirkus Reviews

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Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 11:00am
Thao: A Picture Book Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781771474320
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or available within 1-5 days.
Published: Owlkids - April 15th, 2021

Even though it's only four simple, familiar letters long, nobody can ever pronounce Thao's name. She's been called Theo, Tail, even Towel! But the teasing names--Tofu, Tiny, China Girl--are worse. Maybe it's time to be someone else? Thao decides to try on a different name, something easy, like Jennifer. It works, but only until she opens her lunchbox to find her mother's Vietnamese spring rolls, gỏi cuốn--Thao's favorite! Now, it feels a lot more comfortable to be herself. 

reading When Lola Visits, an evocative picture book brimming with the scents, tastes, and traditions that define a young girl's summer with her grandmother, debut author Michelle Sterling and illustrator Aaron Asis come together to celebrate the gentle bonds of familial love that span oceans and generations.

"A glorious celebration of Filipino American experience. This book--much like Lola--is something to visit over and over again." -- Booklist (starred review)

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Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 11:00am
When Lola Visits Cover Image
By Michelle Sterling, Aaron Asis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062972859
Availability: Backordered
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 18th, 2021

In an evocative picture book brimming with the scents, tastes, and traditions that define a young girl's summer with her grandmother, debut author Michelle Sterling and illustrator Aaron Asis come together to celebrate the gentle bonds of familial love that span oceans and generations.