Celebrate the first-ever Filipina/o American illustrated children’s history book, Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong, by Dawn B. Mabalon with Gayle Romasanta and illustrated by Andre Sibayan. This will also be a tribute to the late Dr. Dawn B. Mabalon, her last book, and her life dedicated to teaching history to students of all ages.
The book tells the story of the longtime labor organizer, leader of the Delano Grape Strike and co-founder of the United Farm Workers, Larry Dulay Itliong.
The program features a reading and remarks from the book’s creators, family friendly performances and activities, refreshments, and book sales and signing. Partial proceeds from the book benefit the nonprofits Filipino American National Historical Society and Little Manila Rising.
Free and Open to the Public
Co-Sponsored by the Filipino American Center, San Francisco Public Library.