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Cha, Dia.
New York : Lee & Low, 1996
IL K-3, RL 4.2
ISBN 1880000342
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"It takes many months to complete a story cloth.  No patterns are used; no measurements are made.  The needlework is done by eye, and comes out perfectly every time."

When Dia receives a hand embroidered story cloth from her aunt and uncle, the tale of the Hmong people and her childhood comes to life. Her once peaceful childhood in Laos was turned upside down when her village was caught in warfare and her family was forced to escape from the communist regime.  Follow the amazing embroidered tale on the cloth as it leads you through Dia's journey and the history of the "free people.".  (Rebecca Besheer,, teacher)

SUBJECTS:     Hmong (Asian people)
                        Hmong Americans.
                        Embroidery, Hmong.

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