From the Tops of the Trees

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… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • Dewey: 362.7/7914
  • Copyright: 2021


“[A]n homage to four-year-old Kaila, who wished to see the world again and again from the tallest trees, and to her father, who first hoisted her up in the treetops.” —Children’s Literature View →


“In sensitive and empowering words, Yang speaks about historical truths and shares her own childhood story with readers.”—The Horn Book Magazine View →


“A stirring, lyrical portrait of hope and intergenerational bonds.”—starred, Publishers Weekly View →


“[A] gentle celebration of vision, hope, and determination . . .”—starred, School Library Journal View →


“Beautiful in its simplicity and elegance, with a hopeful and inspiring message, this story will not soon be forgotten.”—starred, Booklist View →


“This story of resilience and generational hope is told in an expressive, straightforward narrative style. A visually striking, compelling recollection.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews View →