Written by Anne Sibley O'Brien
Illustrated by Anne Sibley O'Brien
Published by Charlesbridge Publishing
An affecting story of family, loss, and memory Dara loves the stories her grandmother, Lok Yeay, tells of the Cambodian countryside where she grew up — stories of family, food, and the stars above, glowing in the warm, sweet air. There are darker stories, too — stories of war and loss that Lok Yeay cannot put into words. Lok Yeay yearns to return to Cambodia to be with her brother. But when that dream becomes impossible, it’s up to Dara to bring Lok Yeay back to a place of happiness.
Primary ISBN: 9781570917356
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 05 or older
Community Represented: Cambodian/Cambodian American
Setting: United States (Maine)
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Refugee, 2nd Generation
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Written with Cultural Advisors
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