Search Results: "Kao Kalia Yang"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SONG POET by Kao Kalia Yang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2016

"Yang's gentle prose captures her father's sufferings and joys and serves as a loving celebration of his spirit."
A daughter tells her father's story in his own voice. Read full book review >

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THE LATEHOMECOMER by Kao Kalia Yang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"The prose needs serious tightening and burnishing, but Yang has performed an important service in bringing readers the stories of a people whose history has been shamefully neglected."
An uneven but inspiring memoir of the Hmong author's flight from post-Vietnam terror in Laos and Thailand to the United States. Read full book review >

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DUET by Sleepless Kao
by Sleepless Kao, illustrated by Sleepless Kao
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"The delightful illustrations do not quite make up for Sora's breathtaking, virtually unquestioned unkindness. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sora and Sarah learn an unusual but satisfactory solution to the eternal problem of "two's company, three's a crowd" when Sora's new friend, Kay, enters the world of the sisterly "duet." Read full book review >

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JOEY AND JET IN SPACE by James Yang
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"A subtle, and much-needed, push for imaginative play. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Joey and Jet's previous adventure was a clever way to teach young children about prepositions. Read full book review >

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EMILY AND THE MIGHTY OM by Sarah Lolley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A regrettably awkward introduction to yoga. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When a yogi moves in next door, Emily learns enough to help him when he gets stuck. Read full book review >

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A NEST IN SPRINGTIME by Belle Yang
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Welcome additions. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
This bilingual offering blooms. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS COME HOME TO ME by Belle Yang
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"An additional purchase, but will be enjoyed for its attractive illustrations. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Chinese twins Mei-Mei and Di-Di raise their two doves to fly freely, but to return home, just as Mama (mother) and Baba (father) expect their children to behave. Read full book review >

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HANNAH IS MY NAME by Belle Yang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"1960s, Yang's offering is winner—a spot-on depiction of the immigrant experience in America. (Picture book. 5-10)"
This thoughtful offering is based on Yang's own immigration story, and is told from the perspective of seven-year-old Hannah, who moves with her mother and father from Taiwan to San Francisco. Read full book review >

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HURRY HOME, HEDGEHOG! by Belle Yang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A sweet story with lovely illustrations to boot, developmentally pitch-perfect for older babies and toddlers. (Board book. 1-3)"
A little hedgehog hurries home in an effort to avoid a coming storm in this bilingual board book. Read full book review >

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FOO, THE FLYING FROG OF WASHTUB POND by Belle Yang
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Luckily for Foo, this story ends in sweet lessons of friendship and humility, not a fatal burst. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Foo Frog, Sue-Lin Salamander and Mao-Mao Mudpuppy share a special web-footed friendship. Read full book review >

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PUZZLEHEAD by James Yang
by James Yang, illustrated by James Yang
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2009

"Colorful, digitally rendered, geometric creatures scamper and play abstractly like a Calder mobile, but the text is rather flat, and the message is either intriguingly multifaceted or just, well, puzzling. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The world is ripe for exploring with friends, but Puzzlehead (his head is a toppled capital E) can't seem to find his groove. Read full book review >

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LIVING TREASURES by Yang Huang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2014

"A knotty, engaging novel of China's recent history."
A college student faces personal and political challenges in Tiananmen-era China. Read full book review >