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“A thoughtful, beautifully designed book that will find a place in many discussions.” –Kirkus Reviews

The Lotus Seed

Written by Sherry Garland
Illustrated by Tatsuro Kiuchi
Published by Houghton Mifflin

Forced to flee her beloved Vietnam to escape a devastating civil war, a woman takes only her children and a single lotus seed to remember the emperor by. Years later, when her grandson takes the seed, she thinks all is lost until the beautiful lotus blossom reminds her of home and gives her grandchildren something to remember her by. This story will help readers appreciate those who must start anew without forgetting their past.

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Available As: Paperback
Picture Book, Age 06 or older

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Setting: Vietnam, United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Refugee, 2nd Generation

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