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Thread Book Hour: Kao Kalia Yang

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'The Song Poet' by Kao Kalia Yang
'The Song Poet' by Kao Kalia Yang
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Award-winning author Kao Kalia Yang speaks about her books and the Hmong experience in Minnesota.

Her book, "The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father" won a 2017 Minnesota Book Award and was a 2017 National Book Award finalist. "The Latehomecomer" was a Minnesota Book Award winner in 2009.

Kao Kalia Yang gave the Heginbotham Possibilities Lecture at Concordia University in St. Paul on October 10, 2016.

To listen to the program, click the audio player above.