The UW-Green Bay Teaching Press to launch “A Portrait of Grief and Courage: Hmong Oral Histories and Folktales”
The book launch of “A Portrait of Grief and Courage: Hmong Oral Histories and Folktales” is Wednesday, Dec 13, at 4:30 p.m. via Zoom and in the UWGB Archives, 7th floor, Cofrin library. Make sure to RSVP here.
The Teaching Press is publishing “A Portrait of Grief and Courage: Hmong Oral Histories and Folktales” by Sandra Shackelford (a UWGB alum), in collaboration with Mai Lee Lor and Malee Lor, translators and transcribers. Pao Lor, our former UW-Green Bay Education professor and author of Modern Jungles, wrote the preface of this book. This book is a landmark collection of rare, historical, regional stories and cultural practices now lost to time.
This is a feature that showcases UW-Green Bay as a center of community-serving outreach and storytelling. Working on the book has been a highlight of several Press interns’ studies. The project manager and the chief copyeditor, both students, have assisted in writing front matter of the book, while the book designer has done beautiful work.
The documents and photos for “A Portrait of Grief and Courage: Hmong Oral Histories and Folktales” are part of a new collection at the UW-Green Bay Archives, the full collection of which is still being inventoried. The archival collection came about because of the Teaching Press’ book project and the collection is being curated/spearheaded by Deb Anderson. This is the second Cofrin Library/Teaching Press collaboration.
To find out more about “A Portrait of Grief and Courage: Hmong Oral Histories and Folktales,” visit the Teaching Press website.