Better Together Dialogue: The Angel of Santo Tomas


Thursday, February 10, 2022, 3:00pm to 4:30pm


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A  Better Together Dialogue featuring author and illustrator Tammy Yee about her new book, "The Angel of Santo Tomas: The Story of Fe del Mundo".

Fe del Mundo's sister dreamt of becoming a doctor—a big dream for a girl in the Philippines in the early 1900s. When her sister dies, young Fe vows to take her place, a promise she carries with her the rest of her life. In 1936 she becomes the first woman and first person of Asian descent to study at Harvard Medical School. When WWII begins in the Pacific, Fe faces a choice: remain in Boston, where she is safe, or return to the Philippines, where she is needed most. Fe follows her vision and returns home to care for the American and British children forced into the internment camp at Santo Tomas.

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