The Latehomecomer

Author: Kao Kalia Yang
Publisher: Coffee House Press
ISBN: 1566894794
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An NEA Big Read Selection “This is the best account of the Hmong experience I’ve ever read—powerful, heartbreaking, and unforgettable.”—Anne Fadiman, author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down “A narrative packed with the stuff of life.” —Entertainment Weekly Kao Kalia Yang is the author of The Song Poet and The Latehomecomer, which was a finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award and the Asian American Literary Award, and received the 2009 Minnesota Book Award.

The Song Poet

Author: Kao Kalia Yang
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1627794956
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From the author of The Latehomecomer, a powerful memoir of her father, a Hmong song poet who sacrificed his gift for his children's future in America In the Hmong tradition, the song poet recounts the story of his people, their history and tragedies, joys and losses; extemporizing or drawing on folk tales, he keeps the past alive, invokes the spirits and the homeland, and records courtships, births, weddings, and wishes. Following her award-winning book The Latehomecomer, Kao Kalia Yang now retells the life of her father Bee Yang, the song poet, a Hmong refugee in Minnesota, driven from the mountains of Laos by American's Secret War. Bee lost his father as a young boy and keenly felt his orphanhood. He would wander from one neighbor to the next, collecting the things they said to each other, whispering the words to himself at night until, one day, a song was born. Bee sings the life of his people through the war-torn jungle and a Thai refugee camp. But the songs fall away in the cold, bitter world of a Minneapolis housing project and on the factory floor until, with the death of Bee's mother, the songs leave him for good. But before they do, Bee, with his poetry, has polished a life of poverty for his children, burnished their grim reality so that they might shine. Written with the exquisite beauty for which Kao Kalia Yang is renowned, The Song Poet is a love story -- of a daughter for her father, a father for his children, a people for their land, their traditions, and all that they have lost.

Roots And Routes

Author: Craig Moran
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Provides a brief history of the Hmong people and provides the back story to The Latehomecomer by Kao Kalia Yang.

Green Card Youth Voices

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ISBN: 9780997496000
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This book is a unique collection of thirty personal essays written by students from all-immigrant, Wellstone International High School. Coming from thirteen different countries, these youth share stories of family, school, change, and dreams. The broad range of experiences and the honesty with which these young people tell their stories is captured here with inspiring clarity. Their reasons for immigrating are vast, but a common thread unites them; despite tremendous tribulation, these young people continue to work toward the futures of which they dream. Includes: 30 personal essays, 30 color portraits, links to the students' video narratives, study guide, glossary, with a foreword by Kao Kalia Yang, author of "The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir". --Amazon.

Dictionary Of Midwestern Literature Volume 2

Author: Philip A. Greasley
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253021162
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The Midwest has produced a robust literary heritage. Its authors have won half of the nation’s Nobel Prizes for Literature plus a significant number of Pulitzer Prizes. This volume explores the rich racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the region. It also contains entries on 35 pivotal Midwestern literary works, literary genres, literary, cultural, historical, and social movements, state and city literatures, literary journals and magazines, as well as entries on science fiction, film, comic strips,graphic novels, and environmental writing. Prepared by a team of scholars, this second volume of the Dictionary of Midwestern Literature is a comprehensive resource that demonstrates the Midwest’s continuing cultural vitality and the stature and distinctiveness of its literature.

This Much I Can Tell You

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ISBN: 9780984858804
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In the pages of This Much I Can Tell You, the voices of eighteen new Minnesotans, refugees and asylees from nine different countries, share stories of fear, courage, sorrow, and hope for enriched futures in the United States.

A Good Time For The Truth

Author: Sun Yung Shin
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ISBN: 9781681340029
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Essays that challenge, discomfort, disorient, galvanize, and inspire all of us to evolve now, for our shared future.

Diversity In Diaspora

Author: Mark Edward Pfeifer
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
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This anthology presents the spectrum of contemporary social science research on Hmong Americans and their communities. It proposes to address the following questions: What is the state of contemporary research related to Hmong Americans? In which areas

Read On Life Stories

Author: Rosalind Reisner
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9781591587668
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Offers descriptions of 450 published memoirs, grouped by such topics as setting, language, unusual childhoods, life in rural America, spiritual journeys, and family relationships.