With new life breeds new hope. Author Andy A. Nguyen writes a sincere poem to his son to offer as the foundation of ethics to one’s humanity during those moments of “lost” to fall back on. May new hope also breed a new and more compassionate future.Dear son, Fall 2020, you arrived Born in times more sick and divide, Still, today and tomorrow Have seen better days Then yesterday’s sorrows. What man will you become? Will you hurt or heal? Will you give or steal? Will you serve those who bear the worst? Or seek only to quench your thirst? What about your burdens? Will you deny and run astray? Or will you confront and stay? Will you spread the...
THE GEMMA COLLECTION
is a Vietnamese alphabet series. The "abc's" are fundamentals to literary language. And to learn language, one can transcend cultures and generations of traditions, and preserve histories. Excited to announce Thi Doan — illustrator to The Day I Woke Up Different book — has created a love letter to the future, THE GEMMA COLLECTION, for Vietnamese+ American kids to hang up on the walls and be proud of the linguistic symbols to their intersected heritage. We are the bridge and passing the torch forward from ancestor to the future generations.
Get this limited painted series available at https://www.thidoanart.com/art
If you missed it! Here's your chance to catch author Andy A. Nguyen's interview with librarian Danny Thien Le. They covered The Day I Woke Up Different book, his upbringing in Portland, nursing perspective during a pandemic, and his dance history that helped to shape this narrative. Below is the July 28th 2:30PM (PST) live-stream at the Santa Clara City Library. Bio: Andy is an integrative health care provider, street dancer, and storyteller. He has spent over 16-years in the medical field with eleven in nursing previously in the intensive care units as a registered nurse, and now as a Bay Area-based nurse practitioner working with children, teens, and young adults who have autoimmune diseases. He specializes in integrating western...
Project Yellow Dress (PYD) is a storytelling platform that highlights the histories, voices, and experiences of the Southeast Asian diaspora. Their goal is to showcase how diverse, nuanced, and resilient the community is by introducing everyone to incredible SEA artists and writers, and to spotlight individuals and organizations working to get a seat at the table. Check out 4th WORLD PRESS' interview with Project Yellow Dress!!https://www.projectyellowdress.com/community-spotlights#/4th-world-press/
5 Secrets Behind the Art of The Day I Woke Up Different Book by Illustrator Thi Doan
Discover the secrets behind the art of The Day I Woke Up Different unveiled by the amazing illustrator herself, Thi Doan. There are Easter eggs hidden through out the book. Click on the image or link below to read all about it, then revisit the book over and over again to discover more!