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Published: December 2020
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Author: Yang
BIC Subject: Picture books
 
Published: 02-Dec-2020
Format: Hardback, 32 pages,
ISBN: 9781541561915
Stock Code: 1561915
Product Description
 

A warmhearted and tender true story about a young girl finding beauty where she never thought to look.


Drawn from author Kao Kalia Yang's childhood experiences as a Hmong refugee, this moving picture book portrays a family with a great deal of love and little money. Weaving together Kalia's story with that of her beloved grandmother, the book moves from the jungles of Laos to the family's early years in the United States. When Kalia becomes unhappy about having to do without and decides she wants braces to improve her smile, it is her grandmother-a woman who has just one tooth in her mouth-who helps her see that true beauty is found with those we love most.

Stunning illustrations from Vietnamese illustrator Khoa Le bring this intergenerational tale to life.

A warmhearted and tender true story about a young girl finding beauty where she never thought to look.


Drawn from author Kao Kalia Yang's childhood experiences as a Hmong refugee, this moving picture book portrays a family with a great deal of love and little money. Weaving together Kalia's story with that of her beloved grandmother, the book moves from the jungles of Laos to the family's early years in the United States. When Kalia becomes unhappy about having to do without and decides she wants braces to improve her smile, it is her grandmother-a woman who has just one tooth in her mouth-who helps her see that true beauty is found with those we love most.

Stunning illustrations from Vietnamese illustrator Khoa Le bring this intergenerational tale to life.


Kao Kalia Yang lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, and is the author of the award-winning books The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir and The Song Poet. Yang is a graduate of Carleton College and Columbia University's School of the Arts.
 
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