Roundtable Reading: New from Here by Kelly Yang
Recommended for ages 8 and up with accompanying adult(s)
Reading led by
Becca Todd, former district library coordinator, Berkeley Unified School District
Ten-year-old Knox Wei-Evans doesn’t want to move to California without his dad and his dog, but his parents decide that leaving Hong Kong will keep him and his siblings safe from the new virus spreading across China and Europe. Almost overnight, Knox, his mom, and his two siblings are living in a small house in San Francisco. At school, he struggles with being the new kid and experiences the hostility directed toward Asians and Asian Americans that is skyrocketing during the pandemic. Can Knox keep his family together during a pandemic and find a sense of belonging in his new country?
About Roundtable Reading
At Roundtable Reading, young readers read aloud to one another from the opening pages of a good book for about an hour. Children who participate at the event will receive a copy of the book to continue reading at home. No advance sign-up needed; just show up at 2 PM ready to read!