Little Cricket

Jackie Brown (Author)
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Product Type: Hardcover Books
Age Groups: Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18
Twelve-year-old Kia Yang--nicknamed "Little Cricket"--has always lived among her extended family in their tiny Laotian... (see details)

Twelve-year-old Kia Yang--nicknamed Little Cricket--has always lived among her extended family in their tiny Laotian village. But their peaceful lives are shattered one day when North Vietnamese soldiers destroy much of their village, and Kia and her family are forced to escape the encroaching war. After three years in a Thai refugee camp, they finally receive heartbreaking news: only Kia, her brother, Xigi, and their grandfather may emigrate to America.

In Minnesota, Kia is overwhelmed by her new life, isolated by culture and language. It is only when Xigi gets into big trouble and Grandfather becomes ill that Kia discovers that they are not as alone as she thought--and that others are more isolated than she'd realized. Set in Laos and Minnesota in the 1970s, this is a powerful first novel from a promising writer.

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SKU 2313
ISBN 9780786818525
Language English
Lexile ® Measure 1010L
Product Type Hardcover Books
Primary Contributor Jackie Brown
Age Groups Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18
Publisher Disney Publishing Worldwide