A simple counting book to celebrate the Vietnamese new year, or Tet, which begins on the first day of the lunar calendar. At the book’s end is a section that explains the various preparations and traditions for the celebration. Illustrated with actual hand-embroidered cloths of amazing intricacy and detail that bring the playful mice to life.
Review: “New and Notable Books,” AsianWeek, November 28, 2003
Having 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