Read Together Diamond Bar 2024
The RTDB Friends’ committee and the Diamond Bar Library are planning a month of literary festivities around the 2024 book picks to take place from April 3 to April 27. You will discover many interesting activities for adults, teens, and children at the Diamond Bar Library here: https://lacountylibrary.org/location/diamond-bar-library/
The closing event will be Saturday, April 27 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. where we will present awards to the three teen authors of “How a Book Changed My Life Student Essay Contest”. For more information on the essay contest, go here.
At the closing event, author Jessica Kim will speak about how she became an author, and her inspiration for Stand Up, Yumi Chung! This will be an inspiring afternoon so mark your calendars and join us.
The RTDB 2024 book selections:
Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner will be the adult book selection. Zauner’s candid coming-of-age story speaks of growing apart from, and then back together with her Korean identity, and of forging her own path in the wake of devastating loss. With humor and heart, she tells of growing up Asian American, straining to meet her mother’s expectations, moving across the country, and returning home to reckon with grief.
The teen book is Family Style by Thien Pham. This is a moving young adult graphic memoir about a Vietnamese immigrant boy’s search for belonging in America.
Stand Up, Yumi Chung! by Jessica Kim is a heartfelt story all about family and self-discovery for ages nine to twelve. As an aspiring comedian, Yumi fears there isn’t enough room on stage for her own experiences and stories to shine—because when all is said and done, comedy is really just another form of storytelling.
Ramen for Everyone by Patricia Tanumihardja is an adorable picture book for young children. Hiro loves ramen. Every Sunday, Hiro’s dad makes delicious, perfect ramen for dinner using a recipe passed down from his dad. Hiro then proceeds to discover that every person’s perfect bowl of ramen is unique.