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Jessica Kim, Pablo Cartaya, and Lilliam Rivera present their latest releases!
June 10 @ 6:00 pmFree
Stand Up, Yumi Chung by Jessica Kim
When eleven-year-old Yumi Chung stumbles into a kids’ comedy camp she is mistaken for another student, so she decides to play the part. (Kokila)
Each Tiny Spark by Pablo Cartaya
Sixth-grader Emilia Torres struggles with ADHD, her controlling abuela, her mother’s work commitments, her father’s distance after returning from deployment, evolving friendships, and a conflict over school redistricting. (Kokila)
Goldie Vance: The Hotel Whodunit by Lilliam Rivera
In early 1960s Florida, sixteen-year-old Goldie, an aspiring detective at the Crossed Palms Resort Hotel, investigates when a diamond-encrusted swim cap goes missing during the filming of a movie at the resort. (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Jessica Kim writes about Asian American girls finding their way in the world. Before she was an author, Jessica studied education at UC Berkeley and spent ten years teaching third, fourth, and fifth grades in public schools. Like Yumi, Jessica lives with her family in Southern California and can’t get enough Hot Cheetos, stand-up comedy, and Korean barbecue.