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Chinese New Year Children’s Program: Year of the Ox

February 18, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join CHSA and author Oliver Chin for a children’s program focusing on Chinese New Year. Participants will hear a reading of The Year of the Ox: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac, written by Oliver Chin and illustrated by Jeremiah Alcorn. This popular annual children’s book series features the twelve charming animals that embody the Chinese New Year.

This program is recommended for elementary-aged children, but all are welcome to join! Those joining will be entertained by Oliver’s introduction to Chinese New Year and a reading of The Year of the Ox and will get a chance to ask Oliver questions. Download coloring pages for your students before the program!

Reserve your spot today! Choose between a free ticket or provide a donation to support the mission of the Chinese Historical Society of America. There is a suggested donation of $10.

We will be hosting Chinese New Year programs throughout February-visit our website to learn more.

About the book. The redesigned The Year of the Ox features a new bilingual translation in simplified Chinese, as well the fun-loving calf Olivia. Olivia befriends the girl Mei, and the two become inseparable soul sisters. But pulling her weight on the farm is no easy task for the young ox. Suddenly, when her buddy and village are in trouble, can Olivia show her best qualities? This calf of gold character will appeal to fans of the classic children’s tale Ferdinand. Olivia’s rollercoaster journey to appreciate her true nature will delight children and adults alike. Bright and dynamic illustrations will appeal to new parents, those interested in Asian culture, and, of course, animal lovers.

Tales from the Chinese Zodiac remains the only English series on each of the animals of the Chinese lunar calendar, and one of the longest-running children’s book series featuring Asian American themes.

Oliver Chin wrote the children’s books Welcome to Monster Isle, Baltazar and the Flying Pirates, and the series Tales from the Chinese Zodiac, Julie Black Belt, and The Asian Hall of Fame (The Discovery of Ramen). He lives in San Francisco, CA. Oliver welcomes invitations from schools, libraries, and community venues and he reads and teaches at dozens of locales each year. Learn more here.

Immedium, Inc. inspires a world of imagination and creates entertaining books that have multi-dimensional appeal. Based in San Francisco, CA, Immedium sits on the Pacific Rim, a vibrant intersection for crossover cultural trends from Asia and America. Embracing an increasingly diverse and “multimedia” world, Immedium publishes titles ranging from eye-catching children’s books and contemporary non-fiction to commentaries on art and popular culture.


February 18, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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