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We're delighted to welcome Viet Thanh Nguyen & Thi Bui to our At Home with Literati series for a special story time featuring their recent book, Chicken of the Sea! Featuring special guests, co-author and co-illustrator Ellison Nguyen & Hien Bui Stafford!
Note: Meetings are now automatically password protected with wait rooms enabled. The password is entered automatically by clicking the link if you are logged into a Zoom account. We will let guests in off the waiting list shortly after 7 and throughout the event. If you join late, hang in there, we'll let you in when we see you.
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About the book: A whimsical and unexpected adventure tale, Chicken of the Sea originated in the five-year-old mind of Ellison Nguyen, son of Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen; father and son committed the story to the page, then enlisted the artistic talents of Caldecott Honor winner Thi Bui and her thirteen-year-old son, Hien Bui-Stafford, to illustrate it. This unique collaboration between two generations of artists and storytellers invites you aboard for adventure, even if you're chicken. Maybe especially if you're chicken.
Ellison Tai Duong Nguyen likes watching videos and drawing comics and playing with Legos. He also likes reading superhero books and playing superhero games.
Viet Thanh Nguyen is a butler, the Alfred to Ellison's Batman. When he is not butlering, Viet teaches, writes books, gives lectures around the country, and dreams that he might one day draw as well as Ellison. He lives in Los Angeles and is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer.
Hien Bui-Stafford is now a teenager who enjoys sleeping. When he is awake, he reads, draws, plays games, and entertains his younger cousins.
Thi Bui plays a cartoonist on the interwebs and spends her days wheeling a suitcase around the world, talking to people. When she is home, she takes her son out to ramen and they draw together. She lives in Berkeley, California and is the author of the Caldecott-winning A Different Pond, as well as the American Book Award-winning The Best We Could Do.