THE SHARED ROOM virtual event with Magers & Quinn and Kao Kalia Yang

Kao Kalia Yang will join Deborah Appleman and Magers & Quinn for a joint Facebook Live event for their books.
When Aug 24, 2020
from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Where Facebook Live (more info below)
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A family gradually moves forward after the loss of a child—a story for readers of all ages
 Kao Kalia Yang will join Deborah Appleman for a joint event for their books, The Shared Room and Words No Bars Can Hold, respectively. They will join Magers & Quinn on Facebook Live on Monday, August 24 at 2:00 p.m. for a conversation and Q&A. Visit Magers & Quinn's Facebook page here.

About The Shared Room: 

Tenderly, and with refreshing authenticity, beloved Minnesota writer Kao Kalia Yang tells the story of a Hmong American family living with loss and tremendous love. Bringing a message of comfort and hope to readers young and old, her direct and poignant words are accompanied by the evocative and expressive drawings of Hmong American artist Xee Reiter.

"There is such power and pain and beauty in this brave little book. It is a thing to be treasured. Children who have experienced terrible grief in their young lives and are in need of seeing their sorrow reflected and honored have a beautiful friend in this story. The Shared Room is a tender thing—all heart and hope and quiet love. I love it dearly." —Kelly Barnhill, author of Newbery Medal Winner The Girl Who Drank the Moon

"A devastating yet beautiful meditation on loss, The Shared Room is a loving portrait of a family grappling with the impossible but necessary reality of moving forward together through their grief." —Minh Lé, author of The Perfect Seat

"While this poignant book might best be read by children who have suffered tragedy or loss, the story is so carefully and beautifully crafted that its hopeful message is appropriate for all." —Star Tribune