A Map into the World

by Kao Kalia Yang

Hardcover, 2019




Carolrhoda Books ® (2019), Edition: Illustrated, 32 pages


Paj Ntaub, a young Hmong American girl, spends a busy year with her family in their new home, and seeks a way to share the beauty of the world with a grieving neighbor.

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LibraryThing member melodyreads
being a child, as the world changes all around you
beautiful illustrations
bittersweet story
LibraryThing member nbmars
This story is told entirely from the perspective of Paj Ntaub, a young Hmong American girl who moves into a new house with her family. They have elderly neighbors, Bob and Ruth, who seem friendly. Soon Paj Ntaub’s mother gives birth to twin boys. The boys grow, the seasons change, and so does the situation with the neighbors. Paj Ntaub comments on all of it, showing how change and love and loss are all filtered through the mind of a child. Illustrator Seo Kim limns Paj Ntaub’s world with a lovely technique that combines digital graphite, pastels, watercolor, and scanned handmade textures.… (more)


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11.1 inches


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