From the Tops of the Trees

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$17.99  $16.73
Carolrhoda Books (R)
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9.3 X 11.2 X 0.3 inches | 0.95 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.
Rachel Wada was raised between Japan and Hong Kong and is currently based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has created illustrations for magazines, newspapers, advertising, and even a mural. Her work has won multiple awards including the Freeman Award for The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota's Garden and the 2023 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature for From The Tops Of The Trees. Visually, Rachel's works are characterized by the use of rich colours, textures, and fine details through both digital and traditional mediums.


"A stirring, lyrical portrait of hope and intergenerational bonds."--starred, Publishers Weekly

-- (11/15/2021 12:00:00 AM)

"[A] gentle celebration of vision, hope, and determination . . ."--starred, School Library Journal

-- (11/1/2021 12:00:00 AM)

"Beautiful in its simplicity and elegance, with a hopeful and inspiring message, this story will not soon be forgotten."--starred, Booklist

-- (10/15/2021 12:00:00 AM)

"This story of resilience and generational hope is told in an expressive, straightforward narrative style. A visually striking, compelling recollection."--starred, Kirkus Reviews

-- (7/15/2021 12:00:00 AM)

"[A]n homage to four-year-old Kaila, who wished to see the world again and again from the tallest trees, and to her father, who first hoisted her up in the treetops." --Children's Literature

-- (6/25/2022 12:00:00 AM)

"In sensitive and empowering words, Yang speaks about historical truths and shares her own childhood story with readers."--The Horn Book Magazine

-- (1/1/2022 12:00:00 AM)