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Book cover of BUTTERFLY YELLOW
BUTTERFLY YELLOW
By: thanhha lai | Published: September 2019

Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Ibi Zoboi, and Erika L. Sanchez, this gorgeously written and deeply moving own voices novel is the YA debut...

Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Ibi Zoboi, and Erika L. Sanchez, this gorgeously written and deeply moving own voices novel is the YA debut from the award-winning author of Inside Out & Back Again. In the final days of the Việt Nam War, Hằng takes her little brother, Linh, to the airport, determined to find a way to safety in America. In a split second, Linh is ripped from her arms—and Hằng is left behind in the war-torn country. Six years later, Hằng has made the brutal journey from Việt Nam and is now in Texas as a refugee. She doesn’t know how she will find the little brother who was taken from her until she meets LeeRoy, a city boy with big rodeo dreams, who decides to help her. Hằng is overjoyed when she reunites with Linh. But when she realizes he doesn’t remember her, their family, or Việt Nam, her heart is crushed. Though the distance between them feels greater than ever, Hằng has come so far that she will do anything to bridge the gap.

Theme: War/Children and War, Vietnam, Diversity, #OwnVoices, Asian Heritage

  • ISBN
    9780062229212
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$21.99
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Book cover of BUTTERFLY YELLOW
BUTTERFLY YELLOW
By: thanhh lai | Published: October 2020

In the final days of the Việt Nam War, Hằng takes her little brother, Linh, to the airport, determined to find a way to safety in America. In a...

In the final days of the Việt Nam War, Hằng takes her little brother, Linh, to the airport, determined to find a way to safety in America. In a split second, Linh is ripped from her arms--and Hằng is left behind in the war-torn country. Six years later, Hằng has made the brutal journey from Việt Nam and is now in Texas as a refugee. She doesn't know how she will find the little brother who was taken from her until she meets LeeRoy, a city boy with big rodeo dreams, who decides to help her. Hằng is overjoyed when she reunites with Linh. But when she realizes he doesn't remember her, their family, or Việt Nam, her heart is crushed. Though the distance between them feels greater than ever, Hằng has come so far that she will do anything to bridge the gap.

Theme: #OwnVoices, War/Children and War, Vietnam, Diversity, Asian Heritage

  • ISBN
    9780062229229
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$14.99
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DRAWN TOGETHER
By: minh le | Published: May 2018

When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw...

When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens-with a shared love of art and storytelling, the two form a bond that goes beyond words.

Theme: Asian Heritage, Culturally Responsive , Vietnam

  • ISBN
    9781484767603
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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$23.99
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Book cover of FINDING PAPA
FINDING PAPA
By: angela krans | Published: February 2023

This poignant and lyrical debut picture book based on the author's own experience and illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Thi Bui follows young Mai and...

This poignant and lyrical debut picture book based on the author's own experience and illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Thi Bui follows young Mai and her mother's perilous journey from Vietnam to America to find Papa--who left ahead of them to start a better life for their family. No one can make Mai laugh like her Papa! She loves playing their favorite game--the crocodile chomp chomp! But then Papa leaves Vietnam in search of a new home for their family in America and Mai misses him very much. Until one day, Mama and Mai pack a small bag and say goodbye to the only home Mai has ever known. And so begins Mai and Mama's long, perilous journey by foot and by boat, through dangers and darkness, to find Papa. Finding Papa reminds us that love and courage can stretch an ocean and that nothing can keep us apart from those we care about.

Theme: Refugee, Vietnam, Diversity

  • ISBN
    9780063060968
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of HUNDRED YEARS OF HAPPINESS
HUNDRED YEARS OF HAPPINESS
By: thanhha lai | Published: April 2022

An's grandmother Bà sometimes gets trapped in her cloudy memories. An and her grandfather, Ông, come up with a plan to bring her back to a happy...

An's grandmother Bà sometimes gets trapped in her cloudy memories. An and her grandfather, Ông, come up with a plan to bring her back to a happy moment: they grow gấc fruits so they can make xôi gấc, Bà's favorite dish from her wedding in Việt Nam many years ago. A stunning picture book showcasing the love between grandparents and grandchildren, the challenges of memory loss, and the joy that sweet reminders of a faraway home can bring.

Theme: Inter-Generational, Vietnam, Diversity, Asian Heritage

  • ISBN
    9780063026926
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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$21.99
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Book cover of INSIDE OUT & BACK AGAIN
INSIDE OUT & BACK AGAIN
By: thanhha lai | Published: January 2013

Theme: Prejudice & Racism, Refugee, Asian Heritage, Vietnam

  • ISBN
    9780061962790
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$10.99
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MY 1ST DAY
By: phung guang | Published: February 2021

A visually stunning story of resilience and determination by an award-winning new author-illustrator team. This is no ordinary first journey. The...

A visually stunning story of resilience and determination by an award-winning new author-illustrator team. This is no ordinary first journey. The raining season has come to the Mekong Delta, and An, a young Vietnamese boy, sets out alone in a wooden boat wearing a little backpack and armed only with a single oar. On the way, he is confronted by giant crested waves, heavy rainfall and an eerie forests where fear takes hold of him. Although daunted by the dark unknown, An realizes that he is not alone and continues to paddle. He knows it will all be worth it when he reaches his destination.

Theme: School, Diversity, Vietnam, Asian Heritage

  • ISBN
    9780593306260
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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$24.99
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NGUYEN KIDS 03 MYSTERY OF THE PAINTED FA
By: linda trinh | Published: April 2023

The third book in the early chapter book series The Nguyen Kids features the youngest sibling, Jacob, and continues the series' exploration of social...

The third book in the early chapter book series The Nguyen Kids features the youngest sibling, Jacob, and continues the series' exploration of social justice themes, specifically gender expression and identity, with a supernatural twist. BOOK 3: THE MYSTERY OF THE PAINTED FAN Excerpt: When I shut the door, I hold my painted fan. I breathe in and out. I wonder . . . will Grandma Nội help me? Thoughtful and creative, Jacob is tired of being the baby of the family. He is ready to fully express himself in all of the ways that feel right to him, but not everyone seems as eager to accept change--even his own parents. He still loves hockey, yet he also wants to try something new, even if others may not understand. Confused and frustrated, Jacob turns to the beautiful fan his Grandma Nội gave him, which features all of the Vietnamese zodiac animals. With the mysterious fan and memories of Grandma guiding him, Jacob finds the power to remain true to himself, and show his family who he could be.

Theme: Diversity, Vietnam, Self-Esteem

  • ISBN
    9781773217710
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    First Novel
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$23.99
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Book cover of NGUYEN KIDS 03 MYSTERY OF THE PAINTED FA
NGUYEN KIDS 03 MYSTERY OF THE PAINTED FA
By: linda trinh | Published: May 2023

The third book in the early chapter book series The Nguyen Kids features the youngest sibling, Jacob, and continues the series' exploration of social...

The third book in the early chapter book series The Nguyen Kids features the youngest sibling, Jacob, and continues the series' exploration of social justice themes, specifically gender expression and identity, with a supernatural twist. BOOK 3: THE MYSTERY OF THE PAINTED FAN Excerpt: When I shut the door, I hold my painted fan. I breathe in and out. I wonder . . . will Grandma Nội help me? Thoughtful and creative, Jacob is tired of being the baby of the family. He is ready to fully express himself in all of the ways that feel right to him, but not everyone seems as eager to accept change--even his own parents. He still loves hockey, yet he also wants to try something new, even if others may not understand. Confused and frustrated, Jacob turns to the beautiful fan his Grandma Nội gave him, which features all of the Vietnamese zodiac animals. With the mysterious fan and memories of Grandma guiding him, Jacob finds the power to remain true to himself, and show his family who he could be.

Theme: Diversity, Vietnam, Self-Esteem

  • ISBN
    9781773217727
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    First Novel
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$8.99
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Book cover of NO PLACE LIKE HOME
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
By: linh nguyen | Published: March 2023

Sweeping in scope and timeless in tone, No Place like Home is a middle-grade portal fantasy unlike any other Lan, a teenager who recently came to...

Sweeping in scope and timeless in tone, No Place like Home is a middle-grade portal fantasy unlike any other Lan, a teenager who recently came to Canada from Vietnam, spends every day searching for a sense of belonging. Books are the only things that make her feel at ease. But it comes as a shock when a mysterious wind whisks her right into the pages of her latest fantasy read. More shocking still is the fact that she herself summoned this wind! Plunged into the magical world of Silva, Lan realizes she has much to offer protagonists Annabelle and Marlow. Once a homesick reader and bystander rooting for the very characters that now stand before her, Lan is a budding witch who suddenly has the power to help their quest. Somewhere inside her lies the ability to not only save Annabelle and Marlow's home, but also to shape a familiar tale into something new. As Lan faces off against tree guardians, moving corn mazes, heart-eaters and thoughtless kings, she finds that Silva is not so different from Toronto: new homes can be messy. Now, torn between several places at once, Lan begins to confront an important question: how do you redefine a lost home?

Theme: Immigration, Vietnam, Canadian Setting, Diversity

  • ISBN
    9781443466202
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$16.99
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PAPER BOAT
By: thao lam | Published: September 2020

At her home in Vietnam, a girl rescues ants from the sugar water set out to trap them. Later, when the girl’s family flees war-torn Vietnam, ants...

At her home in Vietnam, a girl rescues ants from the sugar water set out to trap them. Later, when the girl’s family flees war-torn Vietnam, ants lead them through the moonlit jungle to the boat that will take them to safety. Before boarding, the girl folds a paper boat from a bun wrapper and drops it into the water, and the ants climb on. Their perilous journey, besieged by punishing weather, predatory birds, and dehydration, before reaching a new beginning, mirrors the family’s own. Impressionistic collages and a moving, Own Voices narrative make this a one-of-a-kind tale of courage, resilience, and hope.

Theme: Refugee, Culturally Responsive , #OwnVoices, Vietnam

  • ISBN
    9781771473637
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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$19.95
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Book cover of PHO LOVE STORY
PHO LOVE STORY
By: loan le | Published: December 2021

If Bao Nguyen had to describe himself, he'd say he was a rock. Steady and strong, but not particularly interesting. His grades are average, his...

If Bao Nguyen had to describe himself, he'd say he was a rock. Steady and strong, but not particularly interesting. His grades are average, his social status unremarkable. He works at his parents' pho restaurant, and even there, he is his parents' fifth favorite employee. Not ideal. If Linh Mai had to describe herself, she'd say she was a firecracker. Stable when unlit, but full of potential for joy and fire. She loves art and dreams pursuing a career in it. The only problem? Her parents rely on her in ways they're not willing to admit, including working practically full-time at her family's pho restaurant. For years, the Mais and the Nguyens have been at odds, having owned competing, neighboring pho restaurants. Bao and Linh, who've avoided each other for most of their lives, both suspect that the feud stems from feelings much deeper than friendly competition. But then a chance encounter brings Linh and Bao in the same vicinity despite their best efforts and sparks fly, leading them both to wonder what took so long for them to connect. But then, of course, they immediately remember. Can Linh and Bao find love in the midst of feuding families and complicated histories?

Theme: BIPOC , Romance, Vietnam, Asian Heritage

  • ISBN
    9781534441941
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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POWER OF PEARL EARRINGS
By: linda trinh | Published: October 2022

A charming early chapter book series that explores Vietnamese culture and identity through the eyes of the Nguyen siblings, with elements of the...

A charming early chapter book series that explores Vietnamese culture and identity through the eyes of the Nguyen siblings, with elements of the supernatural, spirituality, and social justice woven in. I touch my earrings and feel a rush of wind. I can almost hear Grandma Nội's laughter through them. Spontaneous and energetic Liz, the middle Nguyen sibling, grew up hearing stories from her Grandma Nội about the fantastically fierce Trung Sisters, freedom fighters in ancient Vietnam. And with a new school year about to start, Liz is determined that her taekwondo classes will prove she is just as important and brave as the famous warriors. That is, until the new boy at school, Michael, threatens her plans by turning her best friend against her, telling her the things she can't do because she's a girl. Struggling with both her friendships and her place in her family, Liz finds help where she least expects it--in the pearl earrings her Grandma Nội left her as a gift, reminding her of her Vietnamese heritage. Armed with the earrings' mysterious power, Liz decides to show Michael exactly what girls are capable of.

Theme: Diversity, Asian Heritage, Vietnam

  • ISBN
    9781773217109
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    First Novel
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POWER OF PEARL EARRINGS
By: linda trinh | Published: October 2022

A charming early chapter book series that explores Vietnamese culture and identity through the eyes of the Nguyen siblings, with elements of the...

A charming early chapter book series that explores Vietnamese culture and identity through the eyes of the Nguyen siblings, with elements of the supernatural, spirituality, and social justice woven in. I touch my earrings and feel a rush of wind. I can almost hear Grandma Nội's laughter through them. Spontaneous and energetic Liz, the middle Nguyen sibling, grew up hearing stories from her Grandma Nội about the fantastically fierce Trung Sisters, freedom fighters in ancient Vietnam. And with a new school year about to start, Liz is determined that her taekwondo classes will prove she is just as important and brave as the famous warriors. That is, until the new boy at school, Michael, threatens her plans by turning her best friend against her, telling her the things she can't do because she's a girl. Struggling with both her friendships and her place in her family, Liz finds help where she least expects it--in the pearl earrings her Grandma Nội left her as a gift, reminding her of her Vietnamese heritage. Armed with the earrings' mysterious power, Liz decides to show Michael exactly what girls are capable of.

Theme: Diversity, Asian Heritage, Vietnam

  • ISBN
    9781773217116
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    First Novel
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$8.99
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SECRET OF JADE BANGLE
By: linda trinh | Published: October 2022

A charming early chapter book series that explores Vietnamese culture and identity through the eyes of the Nguyen siblings, with elements of the...

A charming early chapter book series that explores Vietnamese culture and identity through the eyes of the Nguyen siblings, with elements of the supernatural, spirituality, and social justice woven in. I, Anne Nguyen, believe in ghosts. Not the kind of ghosts that hide in dark corners and yell boo! Not scary ghosts, but family ghosts. Organized and introspective nine-year-old Anne Nguyen misses her Grandma Nội, a lot. But even though Grandma Nội passed away, it doesn't mean she's disappeared. When Anne and her younger siblings Jacob and Liz are given gifts passed on to them by Grandma, Anne soon realizes that hers--a beautiful jade bangle--has a secret power. One that might just give her the strength to stand up to her ballet teacher, who treats her differently than her white classmates, and embrace her Vietnamese identity through cooking Grandma's recipes. No matter how difficult things get, Anne learns that the love of her ancestors is always with her.

Theme: Diversity, Asian Heritage, Vietnam

  • ISBN
    9781773217154
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    First Novel
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