• How to Pronounce Knife x Souvankham Thammavongsa

    What does it take to not only survive but thrive in new and unfamiliar settings?⁠⁠How do you help your child with homework when you can barely grasp the new language? ⁠Souvankham Thammavongsa⁠ reveals answers to these questions and more in How to Pronounce Knife. The stories in this collection follow various immigrant families from the country of Laos. In their new unnamed country/city they work, go to school, raise children and try to do their best, with the limited understanding they have of their new surroundings. I’m a huge fan of short stories and have a deep appreciation for books on immigrant experiences. This book was a fantastic combination of…

  • The Importance of Libraries

    #iamlibrarypeople When I got back into reading last year, most of my books came from the library. This year, before the pandemic forced the libraries to close, all of my books came from the library. Once the library closed, I…