A map into the world

by Yang, Kao Kalia, 1980-

Format: Print Book 2019
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"Filled with wonder and sorrow and happiness." --Alison McGhee, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Someday

A heartfelt story of a young girl seeking beauty and connection in a busy world.

As the seasons change, so too does a young Hmong girl's world. She moves into a new home with her family and encounters both birth and death. As this curious girl explores life inside her house and beyond, she collects bits of the natural world. But who are her treasures for?

A moving picture book debut from acclaimed Hmong American author Kao Kalia Yang.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A year brings many changes to a Hmong girl's world. Paj Ntaub and her family move to their house in the summer, when her mother's belly is round with twins and the garden is flourishing. Across the street live Ruth and Bob, an elderly couple with whom they exchange friendly waves. The seasons change, twins are born, and Ruth dies. To comfort Bob, Paj Ntaub makes a chalk drawing on his driveway that features elements from her year and nods to the story cloth her family keeps that commemorates their journey to America. Although readers see the story cloth on the wall and at the end, what it details is never really explained, though a brief note on the copyright page describes what it is and who the Hmong people are. This is more of a relationship story, showing how Paj Ntaub engages with her brothers and grandmother and how neighboring families come together when sadness strikes. Kim's digital artwork using pastels, graphite, watercolors, and hand-scanned textures captures the warmth of family, the charm of changing seasons, and the depth of friendships.--Ilene Cooper Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Yang (The Song Poet for adults), a Hmong writer making her picture book debut, offers a story about a girl who notices things. Young Paj Ntaub (both a girl's name and a term that nods to needlework tellings of Hmong experiences) moves with her family to a green house and helps to hang their story cloth "about how the Hmong got to America" on the wall. When her twin baby brothers cry too loudly, her father takes her outside, where they wave to their elderly neighbors, Bob and Ruth. In lovingly detailed spreads, Kim, making her U.S. debut, draws all the things that Paj Ntaub sees: gingko leaves ("yellow like apricots"), winter snow, a worm. When Ruth dies in the winter, and Paj Ntaub notices Bob grieving come spring, she chalks a wealth of previously regarded details on his driveway--"a map into the world," she explains. Though age separates them, Paj Ntaub's accounting of everyday details reaches Bob--and gives voice to the child's experience, too. A distinctive story that weaves together threads of family life, community and culture, the natural world, and the power of stories. Ages 7--8. (Oct.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Hmong Americans -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- United States -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction.
Neighbors -- United States -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction.
Grief -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Neighbors -- Fiction.
Hmong Americans -- Fiction.
Grief -- Fiction.
Publisher Minneapolis :2019
Contributors Kim, Seo (Illustrator), illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781541538368
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