The Most Beautiful Thing

By Kao Kalia Yang
Illustrated by Khoa Le

A warmhearted and tender true story about a young girl finding beauty where she never thought to look.

Drawn from author Kao Kalia Yang’s childhood experiences as a Hmong refugee, this moving picture book portrays a family with a great deal of love and little money. Weaving together Kalia’s story with that of her beloved grandmother, the book moves from the jungles of Laos to the family’s 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.

  • From the author of A Map into the World as well as the acclaimed adult books The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir and The Song Poet
  • Addresses poverty, which is important but quite rare in a picture book
  • An intergenerational work of narrative nonfiction with a tearjerker ending

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.

ISBN: 9781541561915
Imprint: Carolrhoda Books – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: December 2, 2020
Dimensions: 0 x 0mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $32.99
New Zealand RRP: $35.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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