Diversity Book Group

When:
January 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
2018-01-14T19:00:00-05:00
2018-01-14T20:30:00-05:00
Where:
UCWC Sanctuary
501 S High St
West Chester, PA 19382
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:

The Late Homecomer by Kao Kalia Yang

In search of a place to call home, thousands of Hmong families made the journey from the war-torn jungles of Laos to the overcrowded refugee camps of Thailand and onward to the United States, but their experiences remain largely unknown. Driven to tell her family’s story after her grandmother’s death, Kao Kalia Yang’s memoir is a tribute to the remarkable woman whose spirit held them together through their imprisonment in Laos, their narrow escape into Thailand’s Ban Vinai Refugee Camp, their immigration to St. Paul when Yang was only six years old, and their transition to life in America. It is also an eloquent, firsthand account of a people who have worked hard to make their voices heard. Leader: Sandy Schaal