Location: UH Manoa College of Education Library
Date: May 3, 2011 – 1:30 p.m.
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**UPDATE**: New start time is 1:30 p.m.
Maya Soetoro-Ng (EWC Education Specialist) was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, and is a writer and educator with a PhD in international comparative education. She says Ladder to the Moon, her first picture book, was inspired by her young daughter Suhaila’s questions about her grandmother Ann Dunham (EWC Degree Fellow 1973-78), the mother of Maya and our forty-fourth President Barack Obama. Yuyi Morales is the illustrator of Kathleen Krull’s Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez, whose accolades include a Pura Belpre Award and a Christopher Medal, as well as the Pura Belpre Award-wining Los Gatos Black on Halloween by Marisa Montes. Born and raised in Mexico, she now lives and in northern California.
- EWCPA President and current EWC Fellow, Miguel Llora has set up a Facebook Event regarding this event, see who’s attending
- View video testimonials from Maya herself about the book and her mother
- Read an excerpt from Maya’s speech during the EWC 50th Anniversary Conference about her family’s ties to the East-West Center
- Learn more about the EWC collaboration with UH on Ann Dunham Soetoro Endowment