Register today for the 12th installment in the AAPI Communities in Conversation series, featuring Elizabeth Miki Brina, author of Speak, Okinawa, in conversation with Elizabeth Joseph, New Rochelle Public Library. The live stream is set for Tuesday, December 6th at 1 p.m. ET.
PW called Brina's debut memoir "stunning and intimate," telling her story of growing up as a Japanese American child suddenly thrust into a largely white suburban community in the 1980s.
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.