Check out our art feature of the past Hmong Chronicles event with Kao Kalia Yang and her father Bee Yang. Our final Hmong Chronicles event will be on Saturday May 20th at 2pm. The event will take place at the Ramsey County Library in Maplewood. Our final chapter closes with Shoua Lee and her mother Tsai Ly, sharing their stories of living in Thailand Refugee camps.

Posted by Hmong Museum on Friday, May 5, 2017


Kao Kalia Yang
Kao Kalia Yang is a Hmong-American writer. She is the author of The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir (Coffee House Press, 2008), winner of the 2009 Minnesota Book Awards in Creative Nonfiction/Memoir and Readers Choice, and a finalist for the PEN USA Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Asian Literary Award in Nonfiction.  Her second book, The Song Poet (Metropolitan Books, 2016) won the 2016 Minnesota Book Award in Creative Nonfiction Memoir. It was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Chautauqua Prize, a PEN USA Award in Nonfiction and the Dayton’s Literary Peace Prize. Her third book, a children’s picture book, A Map Into the World (Carolrhoda Books) will be out in fall of 2019. Yang is also a teacher and a public speaker.

Thaum Hluas Txog Hnub Laus: When the Days of Youth are Gone (Bee Yang, 2014)

This is an album of Hmong song poetry, kwv txhiaj hmoob, composed and sung by Bee Yang, Kao Kalia Yang’s father. The album notes and English translation of one of the songs are by Kao Kalia Yang.

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The Tuesday Agency
132 1/2 East Washington
Iowa City, Iowa 52240
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156 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1210
New York, NY 10010

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