Kao Kalia Yang
Kao Kalia Yang is a Hmong American author for both adults and children. Her adult works include: The Latehomecomer, The Song Poet, and Somewhere in the Unknown World. She co-edited the ground-breaking collection, What God is Honored Here?: Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss By and For Native Women and Women of Color. Her children's books include: A Map Into the World, The Shared Room, The Most Beautiful Thing, Yang Warriors, and From the Tops of the Trees. Yang's work has been recognized by the Minnesota Book Awards, National Book Critics Circle Award, the Dayton's Literary Peace Prize, the PEN USA Literary Awards, and others. Yang is a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship.