Maya Soetoro-Ng: "Let's Talk Story"
Maya Soetoro-Ng, Obama's Sister, Reads from Her New Picture Book at Teachers College "Come. Tell me everything?." So ends the captivating picture book, Ladder to the Moon, by Maya Soetoro-Ng, a first-time children's book author and sister to President Obama. This powerful phrase resonated in Milbank Chapel here at Teachers College last night, where a packed-in crowd listened as Ms. Soetoro-Ng read from her just-released book and spoke of the power of storytelling to bridge generations, the interconnectedness of our world, and the importance of instilling a call to service in young people. Ms. Soetoro-Ng made clear that these values have been a part of her since her birth: that they can be traced back to the words and deeds of her mother.