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Saturday, May 11th, 2024

Session 1: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Session 2: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

[In-person] The Hong Kong Jockey Club Hall, Asia Society Hong Kong Center


Join us for an extra-special Family Fun Day and Book Launch! Inspired by the illustrated children's book My Extra-Special Aunty written by Joanna Bowers, this will be an unforgettable experience for all the family - and for our aunties!

Told from a child's perspective, My Extra-Special Aunty is a celebration of the migrant domestic workers that many Hong Kong families have at their heart. The story encourages young children, families and aunties to develop mutual empathy, kindness and respect.

This heart-warming tale is written in English and Traditional Chinese by award-winning filmmaker Joanna Bowers and features stunning illustrations by domestic worker artists.

We encourage families to invite your aunties (domestic workers) to join the festivities - children and aunties can immerse themselves in the story together through animated book readings and fun creative activities that are guaranteed to create extra-special memories!

Buy the book in advance at

All proceeds from book sales will be donated to local charities Enrich HK and Pathfinders Hong Kong to support more Extra-Special Aunties!

What makes the book Extra-Special?

As Hong Kong's first children's book illustrated by migrant domestic workers, My Extra-Special Aunty celebrates the incredible talent and diversity of domestic worker artists, with beautiful scenes and diverse cultural representations from Hong Kong, the Philippines, Indonesia and more.

  • A local story, written in English and Traditional Chinese.
  • Features characters and scenes that are unique to Hong Kong families and their aunties.
  • Multiple artistic techniques used, including hand illustrations, painting and textiles.
  • Encourages young children, their families and aunties to develop healthy relationships.

May 11, 2024


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The Hong Kong Jockey Club Hall, Asia Society Hong Kong Center 香港賽馬會廳, 亞洲協會香港中心
9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR (China)

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