Spoken Word Artist and Writer Bao Phi will be reading from his critically acclaimed children’s books, A Different Pond (Capstone Press, 2017) and My Footprints (Capstone Press, 2019). Illustrated by Thi Bui, A Different Pond earned six starred reviews, a Caldecott Honor, as well as the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New Illustrator Honors, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, Booklist Editor’s Choice, a Hornbook Fanfare book. Kirkus, Washington Post, Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and many others named it among the best books of the year. My Footprints, illustrated by Basia Tran, The 2019 PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and the Little Free Library both selected My Footprint, illustrated by Basia Tran, for their 2019 book clubs. A Q&A session will follow the reading and a limited supply of Phi’s books will be available for free; first come, first served. Advanced registration is required; please register here: https://cthistsoc.yapsody.com/event/index/729759/public-reading-with-bao-phi
This Make Us Visible CT event is co-sponsored by CT Humanities, Book Voyagers, the Asian/Asian American Studies Institute at UConn, and the Connecticut Historical Society.
Photo credit: Anna Min.