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CEHD Reads lecture: Kao Kalia Yang, author

Date: 10/29/2013

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Ted Mann Concert Hall

Cost: Free


CEHD Reads Common Book for Fall 2013 will be The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, by Kao Kalia Yang. Yang’s memoir tells the story of her family’s journey from Laos to St. Paul, a story that is familiar to thousands of Hmong families who fled massacre in Laos after collaborating with the United States during the Vietnam War. Yang brings her family’s journey to life with detail that illuminates the challenges they faced and the sources of their strength, inspiration, and comfort. CEHD first year students will read Yang's story in PsTL 1525W, as they explore various ways to respond to the question How Can One Person Make a Difference?

Watch a video of Kao Kalia Yang talking about her book, The Latehomecomer, and her upcoming visit to the U for this year's common book event.

Read more on the CEHD Reads website.


  • Name: Serena Wright
  • E-mail: wrigh103@umn.edu
  • Sponsored by: College of Education and Human Development

More information: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/Reads/CommonBook/default.html

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