Written by Bao Phi
Illustrated by Basia Tran
Published by Capstone Editions
Every child feels different in some way, but Thuy feels “double different.” She is Vietnamese American and she has two moms. Thuy walks home one winter afternoon, angry and lonely after a bully’s taunts. Then a bird catches her attention and sets Thuy on an imaginary exploration. What if she could fly away like a bird? What if she could sprint like a deer, or roar like a bear? Mimicking the footprints of each creature in the snow, she makes her way home to the arms of her moms. Together, the three of them imagine beautiful and powerful creatures who always have courage – just like Thuy.
Primary ISBN: 9781684460007
Publication Date: September 2019
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Picture Book, Age 05 or older
Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Family, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Discrimination: Cultural, Discrimination: Immigration Status, Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Parents, LGBTQIA+, Recommended: Counterpoint to AAPI Hate, Religious Background: Hindu
Setting: United States
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Unknown Generation
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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