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Kaleidoscope Series

The Latehomecomer

October 24, 2023
10:00 AM
October 24, 2023
12:30 PM

Tickets start at $1

A Buck a Kid

Best Suited for Grades: 3-12th
Duration: 74 minutes
Curriculum: Language Arts, Social Studies
Study Guide: Access the complimentary teacher's guide HERE.

Told with the immediacy of the author as a young girl, born in the Ban Vinai Refugee camp in Thailand, Kao Kalia arrives in the United States when she is six. The story follows her journey from a quiet, reticent student struggling to speak English while facing racial discrimination, to a self-empowered young woman claiming her voice to tell the untold story of her people. 

In search of a place to call home, thousands of Hmong families made the journey from the war-torn jungles of Laos to the overcrowded refugee camps of Thailand, finally emigrating to America; but lacking a written language of their own. Driven to tell her family’s story after her grandmother’s death - the Hmong experience has been primarily recorded by others - The Latehomecomer is Kao Kalia Yang’s tribute to her remarkable grandmother whose spirit held them all together. It is also an eloquent, firsthand account of people who have worked hard to make their voices heard.

Based on the memoir by Kao Kalia Yang
Adaptation by Aurea Tomeski & Elise Thoron


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