Come celebrate Asian-American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month with the Great Neck Library at 159 Bayview Avenue, on Saturday, May 20, at 12:00 p.m. with Author Mingyan (Iris) Liu, a Manhasset High School senior and active AAPI rights activist!
From memoirs to short stories, speeches to non-fiction, fantasy to op-eds, Unbecoming is a collection of thirteen vibrant writing pieces that lay out Iris’ journey from Sixth to Twelfth grade.
Her writing displays the story of a Chinese-American immigrant student who struggles with self-worth – but finds a medium to challenge and reflect on her Unbecoming nature and influence communities through writing.
“If you care deeply about your community and believe in human rights and minority equity, then put this book on your required reading list. Iris draws her passion from experience and believes in advocating for the rights of Asian American and Pacific Islanders. Her deep desire to bring peace and justice is sincerely rooted in her values as she wants to see a balance between the immigrant and mainstream culture.
This book, and all her work, shows her authenticity and her mission to bring that positive change that can help our society and our country to redefine democracy in its true spirit. Iris, I wish you all the best! Good Luck.”
Dilshad Dayani. professor of Strategic Communication and Conflict Resolution at Columbia University and the founder of World Women Global Council, & Lead 2 Empower.
High school students and adults (18+) welcome to attend! Registration is required and can be completed online, in-person, or via phone. Non-residents may sign up by phone a week prior to the event if space allows. For more information, please contact the Great Neck Library at (516) 466-8055 or email [email protected].