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KidsLive! Author Talk with Ying-Hwa Hu

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Date and Time

Tuesday, June 27, 2023, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

End times are approximate. Events may end early or late.



Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's Center

Ten Blocks To The Big Wok
Makes Best Book 2022 Lists!

ALA 6/2022

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Food traditions nourish the mind, body, and soul, bringing together loved ones and passing down customs from one generation to the next. Sharing TEN BLOCKS TO THE BIG WOK alongside C. G. Esperanza (illustrator of SOUL FOOD SUNDAY) and Loris Lora (illustrator of MAY YOUR LIFE BE DELICIOSA) for a delectable conversation on cultural inclusion through stories about food.

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Singing TEN BLOCKS TO THE BIG WOK at Lee & Low Books’ booth at ALA Convention 2022 in the Walter E. Washington  Convention Center, Washington D.C.

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Had so much fun reading TEN BLOCKS TO THE BIG WOK and signing copies at Yu and Me Books in NYC’s Chinatown.

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Eastwind Books of Berkeley


Eastwind Books of Berkeley received a lot of interest in bilingual English-Mandarin children’s books and organized a Zoom reading for Ten Blocks to the Big Wok: A Chinatown Counting Book for their audience. Many parents and children attended the session from across the country. Their enthusiastic participation in craft and Q&A energized the event

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Wu Yee


Celebrating Week of the Young Child via Zoom with children at Wu Ye Children’s Services in San Francisco. Wu Yee's Joy Lok Family Resource Center and the Chinatown FRC Collaborative came together for a virtual read-aloud featuring interactive reading, drawing, and singing. Thanks to First 5 San Francisco and To Small to Fail for sponsoring the event.

Ten Blocks to the Big Wok



A Chinatown Counting Book 

(English and Chinese Edition)



Visit the Mia! page to learn how to count ...
In Chinese!

More videos added along the way.


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Making Laundry Time A Learning Moment For Your Child

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Red Socks (a Small Talks Books) was honored to be chosen by Too Small to Fail, an early literacy initiative of the Clintin Foundation, to feature in their Wash Time is Talk Time project.

  Partnering with The Laundry Project, Jumpstart, University of Arkansas, First 5 Alameda County and, Wash Time is Talk Time is designed to reach underserved communities across the country and with resources to engage children and their parents or caregivers in language rich activities while they do their wash together in the laundromat.

The literacy resources will be delivered to over 5000 laundromats across the U.S.


Ying-Hwa was privilege to participate in an initial event for wash Time is talk time in Bayshore New York.

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