THE SHARED ROOM virtual launch event with Kao Kalia Yang and Xee Reiter

Kao Kalia Yang and Xee Reiter will host a Zoom event on Tuesday, June 9 for the launch of their new book, THE SHARED ROOM.
When Jun 09, 2020
from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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 and Xee Reiter will host a Zoom event on Tuesday, June 9 at 10:00 a.m. for the launch of their new book, The Shared Room. This event is co-sponsored by The Dougy Center, In Progress, AmazeWorks, Saint Paul Public Schools, Nokomis Montessori, and the Saint Paul Federation of EducatorsRegister via Eventbrite here to receive the Zoom meeting information. To purchase a copy of The Shared Room from our partner bookseller, Subtext Books, please visit

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