Today is different

by Moua, Doua, 1987-

Format: Print Book 2022
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB MOUA Doua
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  PB MOUA Doua

Standing together makes all of us stronger.

Mai, a young Hmong girl, and Kiara, a young Black girl, are best friends. They do everything together--riding the bus, eating lunch, playing at recess. But one day Kiara misses school and Mai goes looking for answers. When she learns that her best friend is protesting an act of police violence against the Black community, Mai decides to join the protest too. Her parents at first want to protect her by keeping her at home, but she shows them that standing together makes all of us stronger.

Written by author and actor Doua Moua, who played Po in Disney's live-action Mulan, this picture book provides an inspiring look at the value of allyship and solidarity with Black Lives Matter.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Seven-year-old Mai is Hmong American, and she spends every day with her best friend, Kiara, who is African American. One day Kiara is not at the bus stop or in class. Mai sees people marching with signs, but her mother hurries her into the house and up to her room. Mai's big brother, Tou, explains that people are protesting because a Black man has been hurt by the police. Despite their parents' desire to keep the children safe and away from the action, Mai and Tou make a protest sign and go out to join the protesters. This inspires their parents to join the march, where Mai and her family meet up with Kiara and her parents. Inspired by the murder of George Floyd, this gentle story's main point is that, together, people can make a difference. The illustrations feature characters with expressive faces and, along with the text, offer insights into aspects of Hmong culture. This offers a reassuring and relatable narrative for kids who have been confused by recent news coverage."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Hmong Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Protest movements -- United States -- Juvenile fiction.
Black lives matter movement -- United States -- Juvenile fiction.
Hmong Americans -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Protest movements -- Fiction.
Justice -- Fiction.
Picture books.
Publisher Minneapolis :Carolrhoda Books,2022
Contributors Holt, Kim, 1968- illustrator.
Audience Ages 5-9.
Grades 2-3.
Language English
Description 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
ISBN 9781728430294
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