Have plans for the evening of Tuesday April 19th yet? Why not come down to the Central Library for a FREE program with children’s book author Maya Soetoro-Ng. In her debut book, Ladder to the Moon,  Maya presents a lyrical story relaying the wisdom of her late mother to a her daughter, a young granddaughter whom her mother never got to meet. She says she was inspired by her young daughter Suhaila’s questions about her grandmother Ann Dunham. Ann Dunham is mother to Maya as well as to President Barack Obama.

Maya Soetoro-Ng will be speaking on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 , 6:30-8:00pm, in the Mark Taper Auditorium here at the Central Library. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of The Library Store, with proceeds benefiting the Los Angeles Public Library (as always!) ; Maya will be doing a book signing following the program. If you’re not able attend the event, but you’d still like a signed copy of the book-  you can purchase a copy online here.

For more information contact Madeline Bryant, Senior Librarian in the Children’s Literature Department, (213)228-7251.

Hope to see you there!