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An Evening with Author and Illustrator Thi Bui

Thursday, February 22, 2024 – 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Registration Required

New Castle County Libraries National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read Program is sponsoring an evening with Thi Bui where she will discuss her work and host a book signing following the presentation. Location to be determined.

Thi Bui was born in Vietnam and came to the United States in 1978 as part of the “boat people” wave of refugees fleeing Southeast Asia at the end of the Vietnam War. Thi Bui’s debut graphic memoir, The Best We Could Do, is the story of her family in the years before, during and after the Vietnam War. It has been selected for an American Book Award, a National Book Critics Circle finalist in autobiography, and an Eisner Award finalist in reality-based comics. It made over thirty best of 2017 book lists, including Bill Gates’ top five picks. She illustrated the picture book, A Different Pond, written by the poet Bao Phi, for which she won a Caldecott Honor.

Gerry Konzelmann is coordinating carpooling. Please indicate your interest in ridesharing and feel free to direct questions to Gerry at The times for leaving the event may be earlier based on interest. Please register at this link.