MN Reads: “The Shared Room” by Kao Kalia Yang, illustrated by Xee Reiter

MN Reads: “The Shared Room” by Kao Kalia Yang, illustrated by Xee Reiter


Kao Kalia Yang’s book The Shared Room begins as what she calls “a love letter” to the 6-year-old who drowned three years ago at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve, the little girl she’d gotten to know and who told the author, “When I grow up I want to be a writer. Not just any writer, but one like you.”