Book Celebration Minnie Phan

Let's read a book!

Children’s Fairyland presents Book Celebrations as an extension of its annual Book Festival, which honors local authors and illustrators. Since 2016, the event has given children the rare opportunity to meet book creators up close and personal to learn about the creative process, from idea to actuality. This new series celebrates recent book releases and promotes the love of literature all year long.

Our upcoming featured artist is illustrator, Minnie Phan, joining us Saturday, May 6 on the Emerald City Stage at 11:30 a.m. Minnie Phan is a queer Vietnamese American illustrator, cartoonist, and writer born in Stockton, CA. She earned a BFA in illustration and set roots in Oakland, where she's resided for 10 years. Her work ranges from editorial illustrations to comics, animation, and picture books.

We’re thrilled to host the release party for her newest children’s book, The Yellow Ao Dai. It is a beautiful tale of family, identity, and remembering those who came before. 

Phan will be reading excerpts from the book, doing a live illustration demonstration, and signing books for new pals! After Minnie’s Emerald City Stage performance, there will be an arts and crafts activity based on the book from 12-2 p.m. Your kiddos will love making and decorating a paper doll designed by Minnie Phan herself!

Come out and kick off your AAPI Heritage celebrations at Fairyland! We can’t wait to see you and your family!

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