Spring 2021

Une carte vers le monde (A Map into the World)

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

“Filled with wonder and sorrow and happiness.” —Alison McGhee, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Someday

A heartfelt story of a young girl seeking beauty and connection in a busy world, now in French.

As the seasons change, so too does a young Hmong girl’s world. She moves into a new home with her family and encounters both birth and death. As this curious girl explores life inside her house and beyond, she collects bits of the natural world. But who are her treasures for?

A moving picture book debut from acclaimed Hmong American author Kao Kalia Yang.

« Rempli de merveille, de chagrin et de bonheur. » —Alison McGhee, N°1 au classement des ventes du New York Times, auteur de Someday

L’histoire sincère d’une petite fille qui cherche beauté et connexion dans un monde occupé.
Comme les saisons changent, ainsi change le monde d’une jeune fille Hmong. Elle déménage dans une nouvelle maison avec sa famille et rencontre la naissance et la mort. Cette fille curieuse explore la vie dans sa maison et au-dehors, où elle récolte des petits moreaux du monde naturel. Mais pour qui sont ses trésors?

Un début de livre illustré touchant par la célèbre auteur Hmong américaine Kao Kalia Yang.

Format Your Price Add
978-1-7284-4890-9
$17.99
978-1-7284-4908-1
$22.99
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Category Diverse Books: Immigration & Refugees, Diverse Books: #OwnVoices, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2021
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language French
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2021-06-30
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039060, JUV011020, JUV039030
Dewey [E]
Dimensions 8.5 x 10.375
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Original artwork

Author: Kao Kalia Yang

Kao Kalia Yang is a Hmong-American writer, teacher and public speaker. Born in the refugee camps of Thailand to a family that escaped the genocide of the Secret War in Laos, she came to America at the age six. Yang holds degrees from Carleton College and Columbia University. Her works of creative nonfiction include The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, The Song Poet, What God is Honored Here?: Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss By and For Indigenous Women and Women of Color, and the upcoming title Somewhere in the Unknown World. Yang has also written multiple children's books such as A Map Into the World, The Shared Room, and The Most Beautiful Thing. Her work has won numerous awards and recognition including multiple Minnesota Book Awards, a Charlotte Zolotow Honor, an ALA Notable Children's Book Award, Dayton's Literary Peace Prize, and a PEN USA Award in Nonfiction.

Illustrator: Seo Kim

Seo Kim received her MFA in Illustration Practice from Maryland Institute College of Art. A South Korean native, she divides her time between Busan and Baltimore. Seo lives with her family in Baltimore, Maryland, where she teaches illustration at Towson University.