April 2021

Book Cover: Late Homecomer by Kao Kalia Yang

The Latehomecomer
by Kao Kalia Yang

Wednesday, April 28, 1:00 PM
at Clinton Town Hall, 8647 E County Rd X
If you head towards Beloit on County X, it is on the right hand side IMMEDIATELY before the railroad tracks. If you cross the tracks, you have missed it. The old log cabin is on the property.

This is in conjunction with the NEA Big Read organized by Young Auditorium at UW-Whitewater.

About this book:
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 America. But lacking a written language of their own, the Hmong experience has been primarily recorded by others. Driven to tell her family’s story after her grandmother’s death, The Latehomecomer is Kao Kalia Yang’s tribute to the remarkable woman whose spirit held them all together. It is also an eloquent, firsthand account of a people who have worked hard to make their voices heard.