Register today for the eighth installment in the AAPI Communities in Conversation series, featuring Andrea Wang, author of The Many Meanings of Meilan, in conversation with Crystal Chen from the New York Public Library. The live stream is set for Tuesday, September 6, at 1 PM ET.
PW called Newbery-honor winner Wang's book a "carefully woven middle grade debut" that features a powerful protagonist who, the New York Times observed, "embraces the complexity of being both Chinese and American."
The AAPI Communities in Conversation series aims to celebrate and highlight notable books by Asian American and Pacific Islander authors and creators, as well as increase the appreciation and understanding of the Asian and Pacific diasporic cultures, stories, and experiences. The Penguin Random House Library Marketing team is coordinating the series with Nicole A. Cooke, the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair and associate professor at the University of South Carolina's School of Library and Information Science (and a PW contributor).
Program moderators are public and academic librarians of Asian/Pacific descent and include adult and youth specialists, ALA emerging leaders, and active members of the Chinese American Librarians Association and Asian Pacific American Librarians Association.
There is a live talk scheduled for every month in 2022, and the talks will archived and promoted for later viewing on via PW’s weekly Preview for Librarians newsletter and on the PW web site.