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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library 921 YAN (Text) 33500012317269 Main Checked out 11/27/2020
Crookston Public Library 921 YAN (Text) 33500010787851 Main Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library 921 YAN (Text) 33500012374104 Main Available -
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Moorhead Public Library 921 YAN (Text) 33500012317277 Main Checked out 11/27/2020

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  • ISBN: 1566892082 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9781566892087 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: p. cm.
    print
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, c2008.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: A walk in the jungle -- Enemy camp -- Refugees -- Ban Vinai refugee camp -- The second leaving -- Phanat Nikhom transition camp to America -- A return to the clouds -- Before the babies -- Coming of the son -- The haunted section-8 house -- Our moldy home -- When the tiger comes -- Preparations -- Goodbye to grandma -- A long return -- Epilogue: Hmong in America.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2008 April #1
    Most Americans are relatively ignorant of Hmong history and culture. In fact, many have a negative perception of this immigrant group. For example, few are aware of the fact that the Hmong fought on the American side during the Vietnam War. In this beautiful memoir, Yang recounts the harrowing journey of her family from Laos to a refugee camp in Thailand to the U.S. Eventually settling in St. Paul, Minnesota, their struggle was not over. Adapting to a new community that often did not understand nor want them was difficult. This difficulty was compounded by the fact that the Hmong, despite possessing a rich folkloric tradition, have no written language of their own. Determined to tell the story of both her family and her people, Yang intimately chronicles the immigrant experience from the Hmong perspective, providing a long-overdue contribution to the history and literature of ethnic America. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Born in a Thai refugee camp in 1980, Kao Kalia Yang immigrated to Minnesota when she was six. Together with her sister, she founded Words Wanted, a company dedicated to helping immigrants with writing, translating, and business services. A graduate of Carleton College and Columbia University, Yang has also recently completed a short film on the Hmong American refugee experience.

Subject: Yang, Kao Kalia 1980-
Hmong Americans Biography
Immigrants United States Biography
Yang, Kao Kalia 1980- Family
Grandmothers Biography
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Refugees
Refugees Laos Biography
Refugees Thailand Biography
Saint Paul (Minn.) Biography
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