A Menu of Stories
Award-Winning Creator Grace Lin
On the Power of Diverse Literature
Sunday, November 12, 2023
3 Event Locations, 1 Great Neighborhood!
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Grace Lin Presentation & Foodie Raffle
Cove Street Arts
On that menu will be a conversation about the power of diverse children’s books to create a nation where we all belong. That power is being threatened by the segregation and banning of children’s books featuring BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and Immigrant/New Generation children and families.
Grace has just published the magnificent Chinese Menu: The History, Myths, and Legends Behind Your Favorite Foods which is among many things, the story of Chinese immigration.
Everyone who registers for A Menu of Stories will get a free raffle ticket to enter to win a growing list of delicious food and book pairings including…
- Over the Moon(cakes) for Audio
Listen to a Wonderbook audiobook edition of Grace Lin’s Big Mooncake for Little Star and other audiobooks while munching a Chinese cake ! Thank you AudioFle Magazine!
- Tea Taste
Little Red Cup Tea Co. has donated a 4-tin sampler of the loose leaf that I’m Your Neighbor Books runs on! Enjoy it with your own copy of Luli and the Language of Tea. Thank you Little Red Cup!
- Shoyu from Moromi
Moromi Gift Set with set of Jasmine Toguchi chapter books and swag! Thank you Debbie Michiko Florence!
- Chai in Cans & Pages
A 4-pack of chai-inspired lager from Belleflower Brewing Company with a copy of Masala Chai Fast and Slow! Thank you Belleflower Brewing Company!
- Bánh Mì Magic
The Vietnamese food truck Vy Bánh Mì is offering a $30 gift card and we are pairing it with a copy of Sigh, Gone by Portland, Maine author Phuc Tran! Thank you Vy Bánh Mì!
- Honeyed Treats
5 paperback copies of Shad Hadid and the Alchemists of Alexandria, a Lebanese American fantasy set and authored in Portland, Maine will be paired with sweet treats from Dina’s Cuisine.
- Dumplings Delight
Eat up a signed copy of the award-winning Dim Sum Palace by Maine creator X. Fang with a gift card from Bao Bao Dumpling House!
- Worthy of an Empire
Pair a copy of Grace Lin’s Chinese Menu with dumplings from Empire Chinese Kitchen!
3:30 – 5:00 PM
Book Signing & After Party
Belleflower Brewing Company
Open to the Public
No Registration Needed
Walk across the street for a Grace Lin book signing with our friends from PRINT: A Bookstore.
Enjoy a drink from Belleflower Brewing Company. These effervescent neighbors are donating $1 for every pour and $2 for every 4-pack of their Water The Seeds You Want To Grow to I’m Your Neighbor Books!
What else is on the menu?
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
I’m Your Neighbor Books
No Registration Needed
Come see our new Welcoming Library: Cart Collection!