“The idea is that the city that opens the
same book closes it in greater harmony.”

— Mary McGrory, The Washington Post, March 17, 2002

The Fox Cities Book Festival in partnership with the public libraries of the Fox Cities has come together with the goal of building a larger sense of community to promote literacy. Each year, we select an author and title to promote for Fox Cities Reads and encourage the people in our communities to read, think, talk, listen, and grow together.

Kao Kalia Yang is a Hmong-American and the author of our 2020 Fox Cities Reads, The Latehomecomer. 

Kao Kalia Yang Virtual Presentations

2020 Virtual Presentations by Kao Kalia Yang

1.) Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 6:00pm, Virtual Event, Registration is required. 

To register for this event; click HERE. This event will also stream live on our Facebook page.

2.) Monday, October 12, 2020 at 1:30pm, Virtual Event, Registration is required. 

To register for this event; click HERE.

Please direct questions about Fox Cities Reads to: info@foxcitiesbookfestival.org or to your local Fox Cities public library.

Featured Author: Kao Kalia Yang

September 21st, 2020|

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August 12th, 2020|

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April 19th, 2019|

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March 19th, 2019|

Mark Your Calendars: Matthew Desmond, Pulitzer-prize winning author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City is here for the Fox Cities Reads April 11 & 12. Please join us for his presentations on April 11 at

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