Seattle, Washington celebrates Filipino-American History Month with an event featuring award winning Fil-Am author Peter Bacho hosted by Wing Luke Museum. The event will be a book reading of Leaving Yesler by author Peter Bacho at 4:30pm on Saturday, October 16, 2010. I did sort a mini review on Leaving Yesler a few months back. After finishing the novel, I really wished there was a story like that on my mandatory reading list back in high school or junior high. Also, finishing the book was kind of a sad moment because it was pretty much a statement from Bacho that he was telling his readers farewell since it’s his last book, but hopefully his work will continue on in future writers. So you don’t want to miss this chance to meet a great person like Peter Bacho. I know it was a pleasure for me to meet him this past year.
Book Reading : Leaving Yesler by author Peter Bacho4:30pm, Saturday, October 16, 2010 Community Hall, Free
Set during the Vietnam War era, Leaving Yesler tells the story of Bobby Vicente, a 17 year old who is dealing with the loss of his mother and his older brother, in addition to the highs and lows of teenage life in Seattle’s urban housing projects.
Bacho is an Evergreen College professor and author of Boxing in Black and White, a Children’s Center for Books Best Books List in 1999. He is also the recipient of the American Book Award (Cebu) and a Governor’s Writers Award and the Murray Morgan Prize for Dark Blue Suit, as well as other awards. RSVP to 206.623-5124 ext. 110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.