YOU ARE LIFE, Storytime with Bao Phi!

Date: 
Saturday, 5 November 2022 - 11:00am

You Are Life book coverWe're thrilled to present a Saturday morning storytime with acclaimed author and poet Bao Phi reading his latest picture book, YOU ARE LIFE.

You are . . . You are . . . You are . . . Every child is full to bursting with amazing things. This joyful poem celebrates the wonderful and complex identity of children of immigrants and refugees, embracing all that they are—a dancer, a shining light, a K-pop song—and promising what they will never be: invisible. Award-winning picture book author and poet Bao Phi and illustrator Hannah Li remind young readers through lyrical text and fantastical illustrations that who they are and what they love will always be enough.
 

To Attend:

This event is free and open to the public. This event will take place indoors and seating will be available for those with accessibility needs. Masks will be required.

Signing Guidelines:

Following the event, Bao Phi will be available to sign and personalize copies of his books. If you would prefer not to stay for the signing, you may pre-order copies that will be signed just prior to the event. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 4th to guarantee pre-signing. Please note in your order that you would like the book signed and the names of those you would like it signed to (or simply write "signature only").

Bao Phi

Bao Phi leaning against a railing next to a "No Parking" sign with the Stone Arch Bridge in the background.Born in Vietnam, raised in the Phillips neighborhood of South Minneapolis, Bao Phi is a Vietnamese American Minnesotan and a long time spoken word artist. A poet, he has two collections published, Song I Sing and Thousand Star Hotel, both by Coffeehouse Press. As a children's book author, he has written four children's books: A Different Pond, My Footprints, Hello Mandarin Duck, and You Are Life, all published by Capstone. His first children's book, A Different Pond, received six starred reviews and won multiple awards including a Caldecott Honor and the Charlotte Zolotow Award for excellence in children's book writing. His most recent picture book, You Are Life, was hailed by Kirkus as "A sweet and empowering poem."

 

Books: 
You Are Life By Bao Phi, Hannah Li (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bao Phi, Hannah Li (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781684464821
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Capstone Editions - September 1st, 2022

"An affirmation for Asian American youth." --Kirkus Reviews You are . . . You are . . . You are . . . Every child is bursting with amazing things This joyful picture book celebrates the wonderful and complex identities of children of immigrants and refugees.


A Different Pond By Bao Phi, Thi Bui (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bao Phi, Thi Bui (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781623708030
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Capstone Young Readers - August 1st, 2017

A 2018 Caldecott Honor Book that Kirkus Reviews calls a must-read for our times, A Different Pond is an unforgettable story about a simple event - a long-ago fishing trip. Graphic novelist Thi Bui and acclaimed poet Bao Phi deliver a powerful, honest glimpse into a relationship between father and son - and between cultures, old and new.


My Footprints By Bao Phi, Ngoc Diep Barbara Tran (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bao Phi, Ngoc Diep Barbara Tran (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781684460007
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Capstone Editions - September 1st, 2019

Every child feels different in some way, but Thuy feels double different. She is Vietnamese American and she has two moms. Thuy walks home one winter afternoon, angry and lonely after a bully's taunts. Then a bird catches her attention and sets Thuy on an imaginary exploration. What if she could fly away like a bird? What if she could sprint like a deer, or roar like a bear?


Hello, Mandarin Duck! By Bao Phi, Dion Mbd (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bao Phi, Dion Mbd (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781684462568
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Capstone Editions - February 1st, 2021

Twins Hue and Hoa are excited for the May Day parade While waiting at the park for the parade to begin, they spot a little duck who seems new to the neighborhood--and looks confused by the crowd and commotion. How can the twins help the duck get to the pond? Many friends from the neighborhood stop to say hello and offer suggestions.


Event Address: 
2720 West 43rd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55410
United States