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A beautifully moving picture book that reminds us that wherever we move—across the sea or across the neighborhood—we can always keep growing . . . just like wildflowers.

Where Wildflowers Grow

Written by Hà Dinh
Illustrated by Bao Luu
Published by The Crown Publishing Group

After being uprooted from their home in Vietnam, young Hà is happy with her new life at the refugee camp. But today is Moving Day! And while the rest of the family is excited to head to their “forever home” in America, Hà doesn’t want to leave.

Leaving means saying goodbye to her best friend, her loving teacher, and the beautiful wildflowers she picks daily. She’s not ready for yet another change. Who will play the game Ô Ăn Quan with her? What if she can’t master speaking English?

Can Hà carry the best parts of her beloved camp with her? Can wildflowers grow in America too?

Inspired by the author’s childhood, Where Wildflowers Grow explores the emotional struggle of moving and the joy in discovering there’s always hope in new beginnings.

Look in the back of the book for pictures and details about the author’s journey to America, as well as rules to play the game featured in the story!

Primary ISBN: 9780593578605
Publication Date: June 2023
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 03 or older

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Setting: Vietnam, Phillipines

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Immigrant

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

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