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March 12, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

In-Person: Storytime with Vivienne Chang!

Details

Date:
March 12, 2023
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Venue

Books & Books Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Books & Books presents…

STORYTIME WITH VIVIENNE CHANG

reading and signing

This is Not My Home

(Little Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99)

Sunday, March 12, 11 AM

LIVE & IN-PERSON at Books & Books, Coral Gables

RSVP HERE TO ATTEND


A humorous and heartfelt reverse immigration story that will resonate across cultures and show us how a place can become home.

***Please note: This event will take place at the Books & Books in Coral Gables at 265 Aragon Ave. Tickets are FREE and books will be available for purchase at the event. Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.

 


About the Book:

This is not my backyard barbecue.
This is not our car, these are not my fireflies.
This is not my farmers market and…
This is not my home.

When Lily’s mom announces their family must move back to Taiwan to take care of her elderly Ah Ma, Lily is devastated to leave behind her whole life for a place that is most definitely not her home. But Lily soon realizes, through the help of her family and friends, what home means to them. And perhaps someday—maybe not today, but someday—it might become her home too.

 

About the Author:

Vivienne Chang and Eugenia Yoh are two unlikely friends who met at Washington University in St. Louis. Bonded by their love for children’s books and boredom during the early Covid days, they embarked on a collaborative picture book writing journey. Their debut, This is Not My Home, (Little Brown, Hachette January 24, 2023), follows a young girl named Lily moving from America to Taiwan. The story uses emotion and humor to explore of how an unfamiliar place becomes a home. In the past, Vivienne has written for taiwaneseamerican.org and helped spearhead the 100 passionate people project, interviewing personal stories from the Taiwanese American community. In school, Eugenia was the art director for a variety of college extracurriculars, including but not limited to Taiwanese Students Organization, China Care Club, and Lunar New Year Festival. In 2021, they were runner-up in the Clairvoyant Children’s international picture book writing competition hosted by Die Siostry, a Polish publishing company.
Vivienne is a student at Washington University studying Economics and Dance. Eugenia has since graduated from the Communication Design program and is currently a junior designer at Chronicle Books in Northern California.