March 5, 2024 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mall of America- Huntington Bank Rotunda
60 E Broadway
Bloomington MN 55425

Join us for a special book launch with local Minnesota Author Kao Kalia Yang, for her newest book, The Rock in My Throat. In this moving true story, Kao Kalia Yang shares her experiences as a young Hmong refugee in the United States navigating two cultures and two languages. She sees what happens as her parents enter the English-speaking world + are met with rudeness and disrespect. And in a silent act of rebellion, Kalia stops speaking at school. Kao Kalia Yang’s text weaves together heartbreak and hope, accompanied by stunning illustrations from Jiemei Lin in her debut picture book.


The official book launch for The Rock in My Throat will be held at Mall of America in the Huntington® Bank Rotunda on March 5, 2024, with presales starting at 3:00 PM. A reading with both the author and illustrator will begin at 5:00 PM, accompanied by the premiere of a composition by me especially written for The Rock in My Throat. Yang and Lin will be available for signings after the reading. Barnes & Noble will have copies of The Rock in My Throat available for sale at the event.


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