Hmong American

Dia’s Story Cloth

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Dia’s Story Cloth

Dia’s Story Cloth By Dia Cha Stitched by Chue and Nhia Thao Cha Published by Lee and Low Books “Using details from the cloth as illustrations, Cha retells her life story, a meeting of Hmong history and a classic American immigration tale…The text is subdued; it is the needlework that drives home the poignancy of this cataclysmic account. “–Publisher’s Weekly Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N   Description Published to widespread acclaim in hardcover, “Dia’s Story Cloth” tells the tale of a young girl and her family’s...

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The Whispering Cloth

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The Whispering Cloth

The Whispering Cloth: A Refugee’s Story By Pegi Deitz Shea Illustrated by Anita Riggio Published by Boyds Mill Press “…The stitched pictures in folk-art style distance the brutality, both showing and telling that art can be a powerful force…” —Booklist Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N     Description Mai spends her days at the Widows’ Store, listening to the Hmong women as they stitch and talk, stitch and talk. They are making pa’ndau—brightly colored story cloths–which they sell to the traders from Chiang Khan. Mai wishes she,...

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Tangled Threads

Posted by on Aug 9, 2012 in Ages 10 and up, Asia (Southeast), Hmong American, Theme: Cultural Identity, Theme: Cultural Traditions, Theme: Family Death, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Immigration | Comments Off on Tangled Threads

Tangled Threads

Tangled Threads: A Hmong Girl’s Story By Pegi Deitz Shea Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt “This bittersweet story balances social and intellectual pursuits against the strained relations of a family tapping roots into a new homeland, and it shows the emotions behind weighing cultural affiliations against the sway of progress and prosperity. ” —Alison Follos, School Library Journal Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N     Description For the Hmong people living in overcrowded refugee camps in Thailand, America is a dream: the land of peace and plenty....

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