The LateHomecomer

Bibliographical Information: Yang, Kao Kalia. The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir. Minneapolis: Coffee House, 2008. Print.

Brief Annotation: Kao Kalia Yang writes about her personal experience and the Hmong people’s journey to seek refuge in the United States. She believes that the power of writing will allow the Hmong people a voice, a voice of importance.

Genre: Non-Fiction

Grade Level: 4-12

Readers who will like this: Readers who like to learn about a new culture or a history that has never been read in textbook.

Rating/Response: 5 This is the first book about the Hmong people written by a Hmong author that has been in the limelight.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Why are the Hmong people important in history?

Reading Strategy: Free Choice (Chapter)

Rationale for Strategy: This book is good for free choice because students can connect to the experience especially students who are also refugees.

Posted by: Lisa Lor


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