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1855 SW Broadway
Portland, 97201 United States
May 10, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

“A true celebration of Filipino-American life … Tanamor’s book will dance its way into readers’ hearts.” — Erin Entrada Kelly, NEW YORK TIMES best-selling author of HELLO UNIVERSE, winner of the 2018 Newbery Medal

Jason Tanamor in conversation with Tracy Badua

May 10, 2022   5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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We are excited to announce Jason Tanamor in conversation with Tracy Badua, author of FREDDIE VS. THE FAMILY CURSE. Come celebrate Filipino fiction and support Fil-Am authors during these exciting releases. Join us virtually for the first portion of the event. If you are in the Portland area, join us in person for the after-party at Portland State University in the Fariborz Maseeh Hall (FMH) building, room 204 at 6:00 p.m.

Jason Tanamor’s debut YA title, LOVE, DANCE & EGG ROLLS, places Filipino culture and folk dancing front and center in a high school drama about finding identity during racial tensions in America.

Jamie Santiago loves dancing Tinikling, a Filipino tradition that he doesn’t always share with his white friends and classmates. It’s hard enough balancing the demands of high school life, but with rising protests in Portland and a racist bully making his life miserable, Jamie can’t help but hide his Filipino side altogether. When Jamie finds out that the last ever Asian Folk Festival falls on the same day as Homecoming, he must decide whether his girlfriend and best friends are more important than his love of dancing. Filipino tradition can take a back seat, or can it?

Mark your calendars for an event you won’t want to miss. Mabuhay!


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