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“It’s a warm, nurturing story of one family’s experience – but it will ring true with readers who are immigrants from other countries.” –Montgomery News

A Path of Stars

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
Publication Status: Out of Print
Picture Book, Age 05 or older

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Setting: United States (Maine)

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Refugee, 2nd Generation

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Written with Cultural Advisors

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