By Tim Kowols
Door County Reads will kick off another year Sunday as residents and visitors officially dive into this year’s book, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir. The book, written by Kao Kalia Yang, tells the story of her escape from war-torn Laos to Thailand and eventually the United States. The Hmong culture will take center stage at several different events over the course of the county-wide reading celebration including dancing, music, and food at the Kick-off celebration Sunday and a discussion with military veterans February 3. Door County Library Director Tina Kakuske says the activities planned during Door County Reads will help open eyes to a relatively unknown culture despite its population growth in the area.
You can find copies of The Latehomecomer at branches of the Door County Library and on Hoopla, its digital reading partner. You can find details on all of the Door County Reads events, including Sunday’s 2 p.m. kickoff celebration at the Door Community Auditorium, online with this story.