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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library JE LAM (Text) 0001002444113 JUV Easy New Checked out 05/18/2021

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"٢Thao٣ seems like a simple enough name. Only four letters?all of them belonging to many other names! And yet Thao had been called everything from ٢Tail٣ to ٢Theo٣ to ٢Towel.٣ At one point, completely fed up, she decided it was time to try another name. Something ٢easy.٣ Something like ٢Jennifer.٣ But trying to be someone else only works for so long. And eventually ٢Jennifer٣ is swayed back to being herself when she opens her lunchbox and finds her mother has packed her Gỏi cuốn (also known as Vietnamese spring rolls)! Thao?s favourite! While simple on the surface, this story of cultural assimilation and celebration of cultural pride runs deep. It is a personal one for Thao. And it will strike a chord with readers who have struggled to fit within a mainstream mold?then realized it was just more comfortable to be themselves. Visually, this book will also be a personal reflection of Thao in that she will be incorporating childhood photos into her usual cut-paper collage style! She has also opted to minimize the number of illustrations and instead play with type and typography as a way to highlight her name?and the many variations of it that appear in the book!"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
AD420L Lexile
Decoding demand: 48 (medium) Semantic demand: 62 (high) Syntactic demand: 48 (medium) Structure demand: 77 (high) Lexile
Subject: Names > Juvenile fiction.
Vietnamese > Juvenile fiction.
Multiculturalism > Juvenile fiction.
Immigrant children > Juvenile fiction.
Self-esteem in children > Juvenile fiction.

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