A Map Into the World

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Carolrhoda Books (R)
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9.4 X 11.1 X 0.4 inches | 0.94 pounds

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About the Author
Kao Kalia Yang is a Hmong American writer, teacher and public speaker. Born in the refugee camps of Thailand to a family that escaped the genocide of the Secret War in Laos, she came to America at the age six. Yang holds degrees from Carleton College and Columbia University. Her work includes creative nonfiction, poetry, and children's books such as A Map into the World, The Shared Room, and From the Tops of the Trees. Her work has won numerous awards and recognition including multiple Minnesota Book Awards, a Charlotte Zolotow Honor, an ALA Notable Children's Book Award, the 2023 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, Dayton's Literary Peace Prize, and a PEN USA Award in Nonfiction.
Seo Kim received her MFA in Illustration Practice from Maryland Institute College of Art. A South Korean native, she divides her time between Busan and Baltimore. Seo lives with her family in Baltimore, Maryland, where she teaches illustration at Towson University.

"A young Hmong girl settles into her new home, and as the seasons change, so does the world around her. A Map Into the World is a beautiful and hopeful story about love and loss, family and friendship, and it belongs in every reader's hands."--Sarah Park Dahlen, Associate Professor in the MLIS Program at St. Catherine University

-- (11/27/2018 12:00:00 AM)

"A distinctive story that weaves together threads of family life, community and culture, the natural world, and the power of stories."--starred, Publishers Weekly

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"Contemplative, curious, and kind."--starred, Kirkus Reviews

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"Culturally specific details are naturally incorporated into the text and into the textured, delicate-lined, digitally created illustrations."--The Horn Book Magazine

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"[A] quietly uplifting picture book."--Shelf Awareness

-- (10/15/2019 12:00:00 AM)

"A gentle, subtle introduction to life's changes and seasons, this comfortingly allows kids to approach difficult topics from a safe distance."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

-- (9/20/2019 12:00:00 AM)

"Kim's digital artwork using pastels, graphite, watercolors, and hand-scanned textures captures the warmth of family, the charm of changing seasons, and the depth of friendships."--Booklist

-- (8/27/2019 12:00:00 AM)

"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

-- (11/8/2018 12:00:00 AM)

"The world of this book is filled with wonder and sorrow and happiness. Kao Kalia Yang's lovely, gentle story will keep readers young and old returning to these pages again and again."--Alison McGhee, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Someday

-- (9/17/2018 12:00:00 AM)

"Powerful, beautiful, and transcendent."--Newbery medalist and New York Times bestselling author Matt de la Peña

-- (9/17/2018 12:00:00 AM)