The Hmong began immigrating into the US after 1976. They are a people without a country and lack a written language. The 2010 census showed that California has the largest Hmong population followed by Minnesota.
Koa Kalia Yang's book is a wonderful tribute to her family. They settled in St. Paul, Minnesota. As the story unfolds, she captures her family's remarkable spirit as they survived a harrowing escape across the Mekong River, seven years in Ban Vinai Refugee Camp and the challenges of making a new life in a different country. I was impressed with the family's determination that their children receive a good education. Koa Kalia Yang and her sister Dawb had to overcome great odds. They are grateful along the way for the many teachers who encouraged and helped them succeed. Yang is a graduate of Carleton College and Columbia University. She and her sister are co-founders of Words Wanted. This is an agency dedicated to helping immigrants with writing, translating and business services.
Add "The Latehomecomer" to your reading list.
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