— by Vera Castaneda: The Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Assn. (VAALA) wanted to put an emphasis on the letters portion of the organization’s name, and they’re taking it to the beginning with a spotlight on children’s literature.

Viet Book Fest kicked off on Oct. 3 and will continue from 3 to 4 p.m. every Saturday this month. The ticketed virtual book festival, moderated by third-grade teacher and children’s book storyteller, Maya Lê Espiritu, features authors and illustrators in a Zoom-style setting encouraging kids in the audience to participate…

Image courtesy of VAALA