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Story Time with Joanna Ho
January 13, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST
This is an online event
Join us to celebrate the launch of Joanna Ho’s beautiful new picture book, Eyes That Kiss in the Corners, a love letter to Asian eyes that features three generations of women who all have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea.
This is your chance to take a break from the day to day at home and the bustle of being virtually back at school. Grab your kids, their friends who they miss playing with, and their cousins who you couldn’t visit over the holidays and get together – virtually – for a story time all about self acceptance, loving oneself, having confidence, and respecting one’s roots.
A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers’. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mother’s, her grandmother’s, and her little sister’s. They have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea, crinkle into crescent moons, and are filled with stories of the past and hope for the future. Drawing from the strength of these powerful women in her life, she recognizes her own beauty and discovers a path to self love and empowerment.
Joanna Ho is passionate about equity in books and education. She has been an English teacher, a dean, and a teacher/professional development mastermind. She is currently the vice principal of a high school in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Join us and discover the pleasure of an inspiring and affirming new story that is a celebration of identity