THE SHARED ROOM virtual event with The Loft and Kao Kalia Yang

Kao Kalia Yang will join a Zoom event with The Loft on Thursday, June 25 for a discussion of her new book, THE SHARED ROOM.
When Jun 25, 2020
from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where Zoom (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 a Zoom event with The Loft on Thursday, June 25 at 2:00 p.m. for a discussion of her new book, The Shared Room. She will be in conversation with John Coy, author of If We Were GonePlease check back for Zoom meeting information.

There are many happy, fun, celebratory books in the world of children's literature—as there should be. However, children's feelings and lives are not limited to feel good moments. Children, like the adults in their lives, experience life's hard encounters and share in our complicated world. Join authors Kao Kalia Yang and John Coy from a reading of their new books. In The Shared Room, Yang tenderly explores loss as a family grieves the death of a much loved little girl. In If We Were Gone, Coy fearlessly offers a world in which our survival depends on the world around us not vice versa. Both these beautiful and brave books invite children to engage with the lonely, the heartache, the big questions of our lives and our times. Yang and Coy will also discuss their processes, their books, and answer any questions you may have regarding these less happy, less fun, less celebratory books—the few and far between—that engage with the moments were the words don't come so easily, when the emotions are often times too heavy to lift, when the sky falls down all over and around us.

"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