A map into the world /

by Yang, Kao Kalia [author.]; Kim, Seo (Illustrator) [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, [2019]Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9781541538368; 1541538366.Subject(s): Families -- Juvenile fiction | Neighbors -- Juvenile fiction | Hmong Americans -- Juvenile fiction | Grief -- Juvenile fiction | Family life -- Fiction | Neighbors -- Fiction | Hmong Americans -- Fiction | Grief -- FictionSummary: Paj Ntaub, a young Hmong American girl, spends a busy year with her family in their new home, and seeks a way to share the beauty of the world with a grieving neighbor.
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<p>"Filled with wonder and sorrow and happiness."<br> --Alison McGhee, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Someday<br> A heartfelt story of a young girl seeking beauty and connection in a busy world.<br> 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?<br> A moving picture book debut from acclaimed Hmong American author Kao Kalia Yang.</p>

"The illustrations in this book were created digitally using digital graphite, pastels, watercolor, and scanned handmade textures."--title page verso.

Paj Ntaub, a young Hmong American girl, spends a busy year with her family in their new home, and seeks a way to share the beauty of the world with a grieving neighbor.

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Horn Book Review

A Hmong American familymother, father, Tais Tais (grandmother), and little girlmoves into a cozy house across the street from a loving elderly couple, Bob and Ruth. The girls twin baby brothers are born; the seasons pass; the outdoor landscape changes; and in wintertime Ruth dies. When spring comes, Bob takes his seat on the special bench that he and Ruth had shared; its clear that he is grieving, and the little girl uses her skill with sidewalk chalkand her great compassionto brighten up his outlook and their neighborhood. Yangs story is an understated (if somewhat sentimental) snapshot of family life over the course of a quietly transformative year. The text is straightforward and spare, with touches of lyricism (The house across the street looked empty. The gingko trees reached for the sky with their thin fingers). Culturally specific details are naturally incorporated into the text and into the textured, delicate-lined, digitally created illustrations. A brief glossary on the copyright page explains that the protagonists name, Paj Ntaub, is both a girls name and the word for the traditional needlework often used to create story cloths like the one hanging on the familys wall (also shown in close-up detail on the endpapers), which visually represent and document the experiences of the Hmong people across time, including families journeys as refugees. Elissa GershowitzJanuary/February 2020 p.84(c) Copyright 2020. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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