CERRITOS -- Award-winning historian and one of the nation’s preeminent scholars on the subject of Asian Americans, Erika Lee, will discuss her book “The Making of Asian America: A History” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20, in the Cerritos Library Skyline Room.
Copies of Lee’s book will be available for purchase. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Cerritos Library.
The granddaughter of Chinese immigrants, Lee grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. She teaches history at the University of Minnesota, where she is also the Rudolph J. Vecoli chair in immigration history and director of the Immigration History Research Center.
Lee’s presentation is offered in conjunction with the Cerritos Library’s exhibition “I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story” on display now through Sunday,
A celebration of Asian Pacific American history across a multitude of diverse cultures, the “I Want the Wide American Earth” exhibition explores how Asian Pacific Americans have shaped and been shaped by the course of our nation’s history. Programs in the January “Library News” in the City’s newsletter with the star symbol are offered in conjunction with the exhibition.
Program information is also available on the Library’s website at cerritoslibrary.us.
Cerritos Library is located at 18025 Bloomfield Avenue. For more information, call (562) 916-1342.