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“Laura Manivong tells a fascinating story about one of the world’s most horrendous holocausts and how a family escaped the communist “Tiger” from Laos. She gives a touching presentation that should be heard by all.”

-Bob Spear, independent bookstore co-owner,  The Book Barn

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Launch Party at Reading Reptile, 2010

Educator’s Guide – click for PDF


  • June 21, 2011 La Sertoma Club, Lenexa

Guest Speaker at Guys Read, Plaza Library, Kansas City, MO 3.24.11
Author Chat, Mid-Continent Library, Kearney, MO 11.08.11
Longview Literature Festival, Lee’s Summit, MO 10.16.10
Educator Reception, Barnes & Noble, Independence, MO 10.9.10
Educator Reception, Borders, Overland Park, KS, 10.9.10
Americus & Hartland Middle Schools, Town Crier Signing, Emporia, KS 9.30.10
Iola Family Reading Festival, Iola, KS, 9.18.10
Annual Conference KS SCBWI, 9.18.10
Teen Book Club, Lackman Library, Lenexa, KS 9.13.10
Signing, Barnes & Noble Plaza, KCMO 8.21.10
Author Breakfast & Signing, Reading Reptile KCMO 7.10.10
Signing,  Borders Express Shawnee, KS 6.24.10
Signing, Barnes & Noble Independence, MO 6.5.10
Signing,  Barnes & Noble , Oak Park Mall, Overland Park, KS 5.22.10
Harmony Middle School, Blue Valley District, KS 5.07.10
Barstow School Book Fair,  Barnes & Noble, Leawood, KS, 5.01.10
Asian Heritage Festival, Blue Valley Library, Overland Park, KS. 5.01.10
Conference: MASL,  Author Meet & Greet, Missouri Ozarks, 3.18.10
Signing: The Book Barn, Leavenworth, KS, 4.10.10
Launch Party:  Reading Reptile in Kansas City, MO, 3.6.10

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