Kalia will be speaking during Friday’s Opening Session: Family Matters: Sharing Generational Love in Children’s Literature at 9am Central. Learn more about her newest picture book, The Most Beautiful Thing.
Drawn from author Kao Kalia Yang’s childhood experiences as a Hmong refugee, this moving picture book portrays a family with a great deal of love and little money. Weaving together Kalia’s story with that of her beloved grandmother, the book moves from the jungles of Laos to the family’s early years in the United States.
"A deep and moving reflection on enduring hardship and generational love. . . . Poignant storytelling with stunning visuals."
—starred, Kirkus Reviews