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Year of the Tiger

Year of the Tiger: An Activist’s Life

 

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ISBN 9780593315392

Book cover for Year of the Tiger: An Activist’s Life with a marigold yellow background. On the right side is an illustration of a crouching tiger in red in the style of Chinese paper cuttings with delicate cutouts in various shapes giving form and definition to the tiger. The tiger has a fierce expression, eyes and jaws wide open, teeth bared. The tiger has large paws with four claws extended. On the left in black large text YEAR OF THE TIGER at the top and ALICE WONG below. In the center in smaller red text AN ACTIVIST’S LIFE and in the lower right corner EDITOR OF DISABILITY VISIBILITY. Small, delicate red flowers are sprinkled throughout. Book cover by Madeline Partner.

 

From the publisher:

Drawing on a collection of original essays, previously published work, conversations, graphics, photos, commissioned art by disabled and Asian American artists, and more, Alice uses her unique talent to share an impressionistic scrapbook of her life as an Asian American disabled activist, community organizer, media maker, and dreamer. From her love of food and pop culture to her unwavering commitment to dismantling systemic ableism, Alice shares her thoughts on creativity, access, power, care, the pandemic, mortality, and the future. As a self-described disabled oracle, Alice traces her origins, tells her story, and creates a space for disabled people to be in conversation with one another and the world. Filled with incisive wit, joy, and rage, Wong’s Year of the Tiger will galvanize readers with big cat energy. 
Photo of Alice Wong, an Asian American disabled woman in a power chair, against a background of bamboo trees. She is wearing a blue cardigan and sitting in a power chair. She is holding a copy of her memoir, Year of the Tiger, a paperback in yellow and red with a fierce tiger on it designed by Madeline Partner. She is wearing a bold red lip color and a trach at her neck. Photo credit: Eddie Hernandez Photography.
Photo of Alice Wong, an Asian American disabled woman in a power chair, against a background of bamboo trees. She is wearing a blue cardigan and sitting in a power chair. She is holding a copy of her memoir, Year of the Tiger, a paperback in yellow and red with a fierce tiger on it designed by Madeline Partner. She is wearing a bold red lip color and a trach at her neck. Photo credit: Eddie Hernandez Photography.

 

Photo of YEAR OF THE TIGER, a paperback with a marigold yellow background. On the right side is an illustration of a crouching tiger in red in the style of Chinese paper cuttings with delicate cutouts in various shapes giving form and definition to the tiger. The tiger has a fierce expression, eyes and jaws wide open, teeth bared. The tiger has large paws with four claws extended. On the left in black large text YEAR OF THE TIGER at the top and ALICE WONG below. In the center in smaller red text AN ACTIVIST’S LIFE and in the lower right corner EDITOR OF DISABILITY VISIBILITY. Small, delicate red flowers are sprinkled throughout. Book cover by Madeline Partner. Next to the book is a small pyramid of tangerines and to the left is a Lego figure of a fierce tiger. In the background are bamboo trees. Photo credit: Eddie Hernandez Photography.
Photo of YEAR OF THE TIGER, a paperback with a marigold yellow background. On the right side is an illustration of a crouching tiger in red in the style of Chinese paper cuttings with delicate cutouts in various shapes giving form and definition to the tiger. The tiger has a fierce expression, eyes and jaws wide open, teeth bared. The tiger has large paws with four claws extended. On the left in black large text YEAR OF THE TIGER at the top and ALICE WONG below. In the center in smaller red text AN ACTIVIST’S LIFE and in the lower right corner EDITOR OF DISABILITY VISIBILITY. Small, delicate red flowers are sprinkled throughout. Book cover by Madeline Partner. Next to the book is a small pyramid of tangerines and to the left is a Lego figure of a fierce tiger. In the background are bamboo trees. Photo credit: Eddie Hernandez Photography.

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October 12, 4 pm Pacific. Register: tinyurl.com/TigerTalkOctober12

Text on a black background with red and gold accents. Image of Alice Wong's cover for her book, “Year of the Tiger,” which has a yellow background and a red illustrated tiger. Text reads: Tiger Talks #2: The Lyrical Labor of Loving Disabled Bodies: A Portal to Access Intimacy, October 12th 4pm PT/ 7pm ET with Sejal Shah, Jen Soriano, and Travis Chi Wing Lau (moderator). Part of a series of community conversations with writers and creatives to celebrate Alice Wong's new memoir, "Year of the Tiger." tinyurl.com/TigerTalkOctober12 . ASL/CC provided. Free book giveaway for 20 attendees!
Text on a black background with red and gold accents. Image of Alice Wong’s cover for her book, “Year of the Tiger,” which has a yellow background and a red illustrated tiger. Text reads: Tiger Talks #2: The Lyrical Labor of Loving Disabled Bodies: A Portal to Access Intimacy, October 12th 4pm PT/ 7pm ET with Sejal Shah, Jen Soriano, and Travis Chi Wing Lau (moderator). Part of a series of community conversations with writers and creatives to celebrate Alice Wong’s new memoir, “Year of the Tiger.” tinyurl.com/TigerTalkOctober12 . ASL/CC provided. Free book giveaway for 20 attendees!

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