MALI UNDER THE NIGHT SKY : A LAO STORY OF HOME
Cinco Puntos Press, 2010
IL K-3, RL 3.9
tells the true story of Malichansouk Kouanchao, who grew up in war-torn
Laos and had to leave her home with her family when she was only five years.
The tale describes Mali as
a little girl who is inquisitive like all little girls. Her daily
activities, from exploring the bamboo forests to making feasts with her
aunts, give students a look into the daily lives of children their own
age that live in an unfamiliar region. Youme includes beautiful illustrations
that depict the people, countryside, and traditions of Laos. As an
added bonus, words in the Lao language are included on every page with
translations so that students can practice the language themselves.
Kouanchao, Malichansouk, 1971-
Laotian Americans -- Biography.
Picture books for children.