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Kao Kalia Yang is the author, most recently, of The Song Poet (Metropolitan Books 2016). Her first book, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, was a finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award and the Asian American Literary Award and received the 2009 Minnesota Book Award. Yang is the mostra'n més Benedict Distinguished Visiting Professor in American Studies and English at Carleton College. She lives in Minnesota. mostra'n menys

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Nom normalitzat
Yang, Kao Kalia
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Ban Vinai Refugee Camp, Thailand
Llocs de residència
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Carleton College
Columbia University’s School of the Arts
Biografia breu
Kao Kalia Yang is a member of the Hmong ethnic minority. Born in Thailand’s Ban Vinai Refugee Camp, Yang is now an American citizen.



Book for primary through intermediate. A young girl is raised in a refugee camp after the war, and she longs to know what is outside of the camp. One day her father climbs the tallest tree with her, to show her what is beyond the camp. Great book for history lessons, introducing this culture.
Brianna.phelps | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Feb 14, 2024 |
This book was beautifully illustrated and follows a young girl who grew up in a refugee camp. It was a story of childlike wonder and longing for more. It would be a great read-aloud and addition to a classroom library for K-2nd.
mmulvany22 | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Feb 12, 2024 |
This book was very interesting, a little sad, and a true story. It is about a young, immigrant girl, who stopped speaking. Particularly she stop speaking English. She sees how hard her mother has it trying to learn English and get around in an English world , when she doesn’t speak English. And her little act of rebellion of not speaking English lasted for decades. This book doesn’t have a happy ending, and it doesn’t tell you how to stop this behavior. It says this is me and this is how I was feeling. The way to help other children in similar situations feel seen. to feel that they’re not alone in their immigration status or their language barriers.… (més)
LibrarianRyan | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jan 17, 2024 |
It is terrifying to be in a world where your attempts to speak their language is most often unintelligible to the others. Kind of like when I try to speak NyNorsk or Hmong. It is why immigrants say that they don't speak the English. But most often they do understand the spoken (or written) words. This young person simply stopped speaking (except at home) and felt a great sadness for all those who had much difficulty with the English. It is a book which helps to learn acceptance. Well suited for reading WITH someone of any age including ESL, and great for gifting to anyone, but especially to a school or your local public library!
The illustrations by Jiemei Lin are clear, simple, muted colors, and meaningful.
I requested and received a free temporary e-book on Adobe Digital Editions from Lerner Publishing Group, Carolrhoda Books ® via NetGalley. Thank you!

Jul 30, 2021 · The St. Paul-Minneapolis metropolitan area is home to 70,000 Hmong, while about 30,000 to 40,000 Hmong live in California. Hmong refugees from Laos make up 10 percent of the population of Wausau, Wisconsin.
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