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    Chicken of the Sea: A Children’s Book Reading

    January 19, 2020
    2:00 pm
    3:00 pm

    Enjoy a live reading by the authors of Chicken of the Sea, a collaborative children’s book from Viet Thanh Nguyen and Thi Bui, and their children Ellison Nguyen and Hien Bui-Stafford.

    A band of intrepid chickens leave behind the boredom of farm life, joining the crew of the pirate ship Pitiless to seek fortune and glory on the high seas. Led by a grizzled captain into the territory of the Dog Knights, they soon learn what it means to be courageous, merciful, and not seasick quite so much of the time.

    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.

    Co-sponsored by Oakland Asian Cultural Center and Eastwind Books of Berkeley.


    January 19, 2020
    2:00 pm3:00 pm
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    Oakland Asian Cultural Center


    Oakland Asian Cultural Center
    388 9th St. #290
    Oakland,CA94607United States
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