17 Oct / Tangled Threads: A Hmong Girl’s Story by Pegi Deitz Shea [in AsianWeek]
Having survived the horrors of war in her native Laos and 10 long years of living in a cramped, filthy, and dangerous refugee camp in Thailand, Mai Yang and her grandmother are finally allowed to join what is left of their relatives – an uncle and his family – in the United States. But their eagerly awaited reunion and escape to the new country is not the paradise Mai dreamed of and the adjustment proves to be a difficult challenge for everyone involved. Threads is a much-needed look into one of the newer, less represented Asian Pacific American communities.
Readers: Middle Grade, Young Adult