Written by Linda Trinh
Illustrated by Clayton Nguyen
Published by Annick Press, Limited
The Nguyen kids are going on vacation!
It’s their first time in Vietnam and staying in Grandma Nội’s childhood home, so they should be excited. As soon as they enter the house, though, something doesn’t feel right. Why is the door to the ancestors’ room always closed? And why can’t they connect with Grandma Nội using their gifts, the way they can at home?
The Nguyen kids are back for the fourth book, this one told in alternating perspectives, in this charming early chapter book series. An exploration of Vietnamese culture and identity through the eyes of the Nguyen siblings, with elements of the supernatural, spirituality, and social justice woven in, The Nguyen Kids “should be considered for all chapter book collections” (School Library Journal, review of Book #1).
Primary ISBN: 9781773218120
Publication Date: October 2023
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback
Chapter Book , Age 06 or older
Community Represented: Vietnamese/Vietnamese American
Themes: Canadian Connection, Cultural Empowerment, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generation: 2nd, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend, Visiting Home Country
Setting: Canada, Vietnam
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 2nd Generation
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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