April 3, 2017

The Late Homecomer

The LateHomecomer by Kao Kalia Yang is a Hmong family memoir set from after the Vietnam War in Laos to 2007 in America, with stops in Thailand. This book tells about the struggle of the Hmong people to find a home and care for their families.

Although Kao Kalia Yang is young, she has seen and  heard many things. Born in Ban Vinai Refugee Camp in Thailand, she has heard of the old life in Laos and the coming life in America. What will the new land be like? What will the people be like? Will it be a true home? And do Americans only eat peanut butter sandwiches?

I loved this eloquently written book because it paints a true picture of the amazing men and women who strove to find a home for their children. I would recommend The LateHomecomer to anyone 12 and up because it paints a detailed picture of the many Hmong people who were killed trying to live in Laos.


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