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Join Mayly Tao, the author of An American Dream with Sprinkles, as she discusses her family's extraordinary journey of struggle and success through donuts. The conversation will include a reading from her book and a question and answer segment. 

Refreshments and book signing to follow the conversation. 

Free | RSVP Required

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To pre order An American Dream with Sprinkles visit: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09XZJ73TR 

More about the author:

Mayly Tao is LA’s self-proclaimed Donut Princess, owner of Donut Princess Los Angeles, a donut bouquet delivery concept. She is the host of her podcast Short N’ Sweet: A Donut Princess Podcast where she explores mindset, women empowerment, and small business tips! You can find her ”Securing the Box” at @donutprincessla. She stars in the Donut King Documentary, as seen on Hulu and on domestic flights across the US. She also has her own YouTube channel where she visits Cambodian-owned donut shops and highlights their stories. She hopes to elevate Asian American voices and representation and vows to create a legacy for the next generation of Asian Americans.

Mayly Tao is a Khmer, Thai, and Teochew Chinese Asian American born to Khmer refugee parents who arrived in America to start a new life. Her uncle, Ted Ngoy, sponsored hundreds of Cambodians to come to America and helped them manage and own their donut shops. She recently sold her family’s bakery after her mom decided to retire after celebrating 40 years in business at DK's Donuts & Bakery in Santa Monica, CA. 


Covid Safety Protocols:

We strongly recommend wearing a mask covering the nose and mouth for all visitors (2+) regardless of vaccination status while indoors. 

Please practice social distancing from others not in your party. 

Please stay home if you are feeling ill or have been exposed to COVID-19.

Please note the above is subject to change in accordance with Los Angeles County, City of Pasadena and USC Health guidelines.

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