April 14 event will promote memoir by Prof. Pao Lor
UW-Green Bay Archives, Lion’s Mouth Bookstore, and Wisconsin Historical Society Press are cohosting a virtual book talk at 7 p .m. April 14, 2021. It will be a Facebook live event. The book is UW-Green Bay Prof. Pao Lor’s (Education) new memoir, “Modern Jungles: A Hmong Refugee’s Childhood Story of Survival.” The event is free and open to the public.
Prof. Lor will sharing stories from the book of his harrowing journey out of Laos and to eventual resettlement in the U.S. The state historical society published the memoir as a way to help preserve and share the history of Hmong in Wisconsin. It’s an important and significant publication for what it contains, but also for the fact that it is written. There have been very few Hmong memoirs published anywhere in the U.S.