On August 25, 2018, Iris Yang spoke to readers about one of the darkest hours of Chinese history—and the inspiration behind her novel, Wings of a Flying Tiger—at Sedona Public Library. Watch the entire presentation:

“Blending fiction with real Chinese History, Iris Yang brings the Flying Tigers and their WWII experiences into vivid life. True personal and family experiences provide context to her presentation and effortlessly draw in the audience. Ms. Yang is professional, thoughtful, and gracious. She was a delight to have at our library.”

Sarah Willadsen, Adult Services Librarian at Prescott Public Library (sarah.willadsen@prescott-az.gov, 928-777-1540)


"What an interesting, thought-provoking, and informative presentation! Iris Yang combines her personal biography with engaging storytelling, informative slides, and a comprehensive historical knowledge to bring the story of the Flying Tigers to life. Iris is a consummate professional; she’s a delight to work with, and she had the audience completely enthralled and hanging on every word. I highly recommend Iris and her presentation!"

Judy Poe, Assistant Director at Sedona Public Library (events@sedonalibrary.org, 928-282-7714 x116)

“Iris's presentation was so professional, so personal, and so full of good energy that the audience cheered her somewhat boisterously.” Verde Valley Girlfriends


“Iris gave an outstanding presentation on her book, the history of conflict between Japan & China, how that personally impacted her family, how it lead her to pursue a PhD in Botany in America, & how she overcame personal obstacles in her life. The measure of this woman is so much more than this book!” Sedona Hiking, Outdoor Fun & Adventure