A Map into the World

By Kao Kalia Yang
Illustrated by Seo Kim

A heartfelt story of a young girl seeking beauty and connection in a busy world.

Kao Kalia Yang's debut picture book features a young Hmong American girl who constantly seeks out beauty in the world around her. In the course of the story, her family moves into a new house and her mother gives birth to twin boys. As a result, much of the beauty the girl finds goes unnoticed by others. In the end, she finds a way to share all that she's seen with an elderly neighbour who is grieving the loss of his wife, and these two neighbours, one young and one old, find a true connection.

  • An intergenerational story about love, family, and community
  • One of the first ever #ownvoices Hmong picture books
  • Kao Kalia Yang has authored two books for adults and is well connected with bookstores and libraries; she is based in St. Paul, MN

About the author

Kao Kalia Yang lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, and is the author of the award-winning books The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir and The Song Poet. Yang is a graduate of Carleton College and Columbia University's School of the Arts.

About the illustrator

Seo Kim is an award-winning illustrator, designer, and educator who lives in Maryland with her husband and pets.

ISBN: 9781541538368
Imprint: Carolrhoda Books – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: November 1, 2019
Dimensions: 235 x 279mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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