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Mali Under the Night Sky

Written by Youme Landowne
Illustrated by Youme Landowne
Published by Cinco Puntos Press

Mali Under the Night Sky, a 2011 Skipping Stones honor book, is the true story of Laotian American artist Malichansouk Kouanchao, whose family was forced by civil war to flee Laos when she was five. Before the war began, Mali lived an idyllic life in a community where she felt safe and was much loved. But the coming war caused her family to flee to another country and a life that was less than ideal. What did she carry with her? She carried her memories. And they in turn carried her across the world, sharing where she is from and all that she loves with the people she meets.

Primary ISBN: 9781933693682

Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 06 or older

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Setting: Laos, Thailand

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Refugee

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

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