This year marks the 40th anniversary of the murder of Vincent Chin, a Chinese American whose death galvanized the Asian American movement and has remarkable parallels to today's anti-Asian violence. Paula Yoo's From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry details Chin's life, family, and brutal murder, as well as the subsequent trial that failed to bring his killers to justice. Join us for an online talk with Yoo, who will discuss her writing journey and share exclusive photographs from her research. A limited number of giveaway copies of the book will be provided to attendees of the event. Follow this link to join the virtual event.
Paula Yoo is an award-winning children’s/YA book author, a prolific TV/feature writer/producer, and a freelance violinist. From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement won the 2021 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and is a 2021 National Book Award Longlister: Young People’s Literature, 2022 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Excellence Award Finalist, 2022 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist, 2021 Junior Library Guild Gold Standard, and was chosen as the National Education Association (NEA) “Read Across America” YA book selection for May 2022.
Join us for these additional events in May to celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month: