The Most Beautiful Thing

The Most Beautiful Thing by Kao Kalia Yang 1541561910 9781541561915
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A warmhearted and tender true story about a young girl finding beauty where she never thought to look.

Drawn from author Kao Kalia Yangs childhood experiences as a Hmong refugee, this moving picture book portrays a family with a great deal of love and little money. Weaving together Kalias story with that of her beloved grandmother, the book moves from the jungles of Laos to the familys early years in the United States.

When Kalia becomes unhappy about having to do without and decides she wants braces to improve her smile, it is her grandmother--a woman who has just one tooth in her mouth--who helps her see that true beauty is found with those we love most. Stunning illustrations from Vietnamese illustrator Khoa Le bring this intergenerational tale to life.

A deep and moving reflection on enduring hardship and generational love. . . . Poignant storytelling with stunning visuals.--starred, Kirkus Reviews

A sincere narrative that centers on the power of family love.--starred, School Library Journal

Minnesota Book Award Finalist, ALA Notable Childrens Book, New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, NPR Best Book of the Year

Author: Kao Kalia Yang

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 32

Publisher: Carolrhoda Books

Publication Date: 2020-10-06


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