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Tangled Threads: A Hmong Girl’s Story by Pegi Deitz Shea

Tangled ThreadsHaving survived the horrors of war in her native Laos and 10 long years of living in a cramped, filthy, and dangerous refugee camp in Thailand, Mai Yang and her grandmother are finally allowed to join what is left of their relatives – an uncle and his family – in the United States. But their eagerly awaited reunion and escape to the new country is not the paradise Mai dreamed of and the adjustment proves to be a difficult challenge for everyone involved. Threads is a much-needed look into one of the newer, less represented Asian Pacific American communities.

Review: “New and Notable,” AsianWeek, October 17, 2003

Readers: Middle Grade, Young Adult

Published: 2003

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