Daim Ntawv Qhia Mus Rau Hauv Lub Ntiaj Teb (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 Hmong.

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.

“Tsuas muaj kev xav tsis thoob thiab kev tu siab thiab kev zoo siab tas mus li xwb.”Alison McGhee, #1 New York Times tus neeg sau phau ntawv Someday uas tau muag zoo tshaj plaws

Zaj dab neeg mob siab txog ib tug me nyuam ntxhais uas nrhiav kev zoo nkauj thiab kev sib cuag nyob hauv lub ntiaj teb uas ntxhov quav niab no.

Vim lub caij txawj hloov, ib tug me nyuam ntxhais hluas lub ntiaj teb kuj yuav hloov mus tib yam nkaus. Nws tsiv mus rau hauv lub tsev tshiab nrog nws tsev neeg thiab tau ntsib tag nrho kev yug los thiab kev ploj tuag tib si. Thaum tus ntxhais uas xav paub xav pom no ua nws lub neej nyob sab hauv nws lub tsev thiab sab nrauv, nws khaws tau qee yam hauv lub ntiaj teb no. Tab sis leej twg yog tus muaj nqis rau nws?

Thawj phau ntawv muaj duab los ntawm tus kws sau ntawv Hmoob Meskas uas muaj suab npe Kao Kalia Yang.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre 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 Hmong
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2021-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039030, JUV011020, JUV039060
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 work includes creative nonfiction, poetry, and children's books such as A Map into the World, The Shared Room, and From the Tops of the Trees. Her work has won numerous awards and recognition including multiple Minnesota Book Awards, a Charlotte Zolotow Honor, an ALA Notable Children's Book Award, the 2023 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, 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.