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Joanna Ho and Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya: "We Who Produce Pearls"

From the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, Joanna Ho, comes an  uplifting call to action that highlights Asian American history, paired with vibrant and colorful illustrations by artist and activist, Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya. We Who Produce Pearls is a rich celebration of  Asian American identity and a reminder of self-worth, of legacy, and, most of all, of destiny. 

This dynamic, lustrous Asian American anthem invites readers to turn pain and  sacrifice into strength, to claim space for stories and dreams. Asian Americans are the  history of this land and children of the celestial. This moving manifesto of rebirth will  resonate with every reader who has ever felt underestimated, erased, or left out of the  combination. 

Together, Joanna and Amanda remind readers to rise up, speak out, and step into power. 

About the Author and the Illustrator:

Joanna Ho is the New York Times bestselling author behind Eyes That Kiss in the Corners and Playing the Border that was an Ezra  Jack Keats honoree.

Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya has painted murals and created installations throughout the world and her illustrations have been featured on the cover of TIME magazine.

About the Program:

  • To attend in person please register here
  • Doors will open to registered attendees at 3 pm. 
  • All registered in person attendees will receive a free copy of the book while supplies last. 
  • Bike parking, metered parking, limited free street parking, and electric car charging stations are available.

Wednesday, May 8 at 4:00pm

Roland Park
5108 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210

Event Type

Writers LIVE!, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Age Group

Kids, Ages 3-5, whole family, Ages 6-8

Compass Category

Programs For Children

Event Publisher

Cleve Corner, Manager of Speaker & Author Engagement

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