A Map into the World
by Kao Kalia Yang
Pub Date 01 Oct 2019
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"Filled with wonder and sorrow and happiness."
—Alison McGhee, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Someday
A heartfelt story of a young girl seeking beauty and connection in a busy world.
As the seasons change, so too does a young Hmong girl's world. She moves into a new home with her family and encounters both birth and death. As this curious girl explores life inside her house and beyond, she collects bits of the natural world. But who are her treasures for?
A moving picture book debut from acclaimed Hmong American author Kao Kalia Yang.
"Contemplative, curious, and kind."—starred, Kirkus Reviews
"A distinctive story that weaves together threads of family life, community and culture, the natural world, and the power of stories."—starred, Publishers Weekly
"Powerful, beautiful, and transcendent."—Newbery medalist and New York Times bestselling author Matt de la Peña
"With the clear, careful, and beautiful language we've come to expect from her, Kao Kalia Yang unfurls her first children's book, a journey waiting to reward our every step."—Bao Phi, author of A Different Pond