SPOTLIGHT: LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA
Lin-Manuel Miranda is a Pulitzer Prize, Grammy, Emmy, Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, and actor of Puerto Rican descent. His works include the Broadway smash Hamilton, music & vocals for the film Moana, acting in the series His Dark Materials and more.
Check out some of his work from the SJR State Library!
Spotlight: Kevin Kwan
"Before author Kevin Kwan moved to Texas from Singapore, he grew up in a wealthy neighborhood. He was used to seeing luxurious gated homes with fountains and security guards. Years later, Kwan turned his memories of Asia into a poem, "Singapore Bible Study," which he wrote for a college course. The poem detailed the luxurious lifestyle of the Singapore he knew, and it won him a local poetry award. In 2013 Kwan turned the poem into a best-selling trilogy of books, starting with Crazy Rich Asians. The film adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians was released in August of 2018." Read Kwan's full biography from Gale.
Online Event: A Conversation with "Crazy Rich Asians" Author Kevin Kwan
May 22, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
The Library of Congress will present a conversation with Singaporean American novelist and changemaker Kevin Kwan, known for his satirical novels “Crazy Rich Asians,” “China Rich Girlfriend” and “Rich People Problems,” that seeks to introduce contemporary Asian culture to an American audience. This event will be livestreamed from both the Library of Congress' Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/libraryofcongress and the Library's YouTube site (with captions) at https://www.youtube.com/user/LibraryOfCongress.
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June 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of annual LGBTQ+ Pride traditions in the United States. The first Pride march was held in New York on June 28, 1970, on the first anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. More information about the start of the Pride marches in the U.S. is available from the Library of Congress, including this short 1970 documentary by Lilli Vincenz about the Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade.