The title of 2017's book is The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir by Kao Kalia Yang. Published in 2008, this book is the Wichita's first non-fiction title selected in this literary program and represents both the local and national efforts to provide modern books with current themes for the community to discuss.
Thanks for helping to make another successful Big Read Wichita! A record number of people attended our pre-party at the Wichita Art Museum and more than 250 people came to see author Kao Kalia Yang at the author event!
Our 2017 program may have ended, but it's not too late to read the book. Find a copy of The Latehomecomer now at the Wichita Public Library or as an e-book at Wichita E-Reads.