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“Stunning illustrations and gentle text tell the story of a separated family’s heartrending and hopeful journey from Vietnam to the U.S. A beautifully moving collaboration of lyrical text and striking illustrations.”
— Booklist, Starred Review

Finding Papa

Written by Angela Pham Krans
Illustrated by Thi Bui
Published by HarperCollins

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.

Primary ISBN: 18.99
Publication Date: February 2023
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book , Age 04 or older

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Setting: Vietnam, United States

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Immigrant

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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