Remember Me

From the Tops of the Trees
Children's - Kindergarten-4th Grade, Age 5-9 
32 p. ; 
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ISBN 9781541581302
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This autobiographical retelling leads readers through a dubtle maze of emotions and gradual understandings as parents endeavor to help Kalia understand the bigness of the world is not contained within fenced walls. Courage, hope, and optimism underlie a heavy theme of captivity and diminishment.
Publisher Summary
Winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in the Picture Book Category

"Father, is all of the world a refugee camp?"

Young Kalia has never known life beyond the fences of the Ban Vinai Refugee Camp. The Thai camp holds many thousands of Hmong families who fled in the aftermath of the little-known Secret War in Laos that was waged during America's Vietnam War. For Kalia and her cousins, life isn't always easy, but they still find ways to play, racing with chickens and riding a beloved pet dog.

Just four years old, Kalia is still figuring out her place in the world. When she asks what is beyond the fence, at first her father has no answers for her. But on the following day, he leads her to the tallest tree in the camp and, secure in her father's arms, Kalia sees the spread of a world beyond.

Kao Kalia Yang's sensitive prose and Rachel Wada's evocative illustrations bring to life this tender true story of the love between a father and a daughter.
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