Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning Virtual Book Study
Join your colleagues from around the state for a discussion of Cathy Park Hong’s best selling book of creative nonfiction. Minor Feelings won the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography and was longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal of Excellence.
Recent and escalating attacks on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders of all ages warrants a concerted counteroffensive which starts with building and growing our knowledge and understanding. This book study format will be an adapted World Café model, whereby participants agree to norms, engage in honest and respectful dialogue, and commit to reflection and action.
Meeting dates & time: Thursdays, June 10, 24 and July 8 at 2:00 p.m. Registration includes a trade copy version of the book shipped to your home. Enrollment is limited to 25 participants.
What’s being said about this important book:
Cathy Park Hong’s voice is urgent and raw as she unpacks what it’s like to experience prejudice that doesn’t fit into the exact mold of oppression faced by other minorities in the U.S…Hong is brutally self-aware and embraces her anger as she captures how she’s struggled to make sense of her identity.
Minor Feelings is a major reckoning, pulling no punches as the author uses her life’s flashpoints to give voice to a wider Asian American experience, one with cascading consequences.
I tore through it, I laughed, I cried, it’s about a lot of things. In many ways it’s about race in America, about what it is to be other in America.
–Lisa Lucas, NBC’s Today Show
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