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Mai Ya's Long Journey

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Mai Ya's Long Journey follows Mai Ya Xiong, a young Hmong woman, from her childhood in Thailand's Ban Vinai Refugee Camp to her current home in Wisconsin.

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By Sheila Cohen

The story of Mai Ya Xiong and her family and their journey from the Ban Vinai refugee camp in Thailand to a new life in Madison, Wisconsin, is extraordinary. Yet it is typical of the stories of the 200,000 Hmong people who now live in the United States and who struggle to adjust to American society while maintaining their own culture as a free people.

Mai Ya's Long Journey follows Mai Ya Xiong, a young Hmong woman, from her childhood in Thailand's Ban Vinai Refugee Camp to her current home in Wisconsin. Mai Ya's parents fled Laos during the Vietnam War and were refugees in Thailand for several years before reaching the United States. But the story does not end there. Students will read the challenges Mai Ya faces in balancing her Hmong heritage and her adopted American culture as she grows into adulthood.

Badger Biographies

This title marked the launch of the Badger Biographies series. These engaging books are designed to help kids age seven to twelve explore the stories of real Wisconsin people.

By Sheila Cohen

The story of Mai Ya Xiong and her family and their journey from the Ban Vinai refugee camp in Thailand to a new life in Madison, Wisconsin, is extraordinary. Yet it is typical of the stories of the 200,000 Hmong people who now live in the United States and who struggle to adjust to American society while maintaining their own culture as a free people.

Mai Ya's Long Journey follows Mai Ya Xiong, a young Hmong woman, from her childhood in Thailand's Ban Vinai Refugee Camp to her current home in Wisconsin. Mai Ya's parents fled Laos during the Vietnam War and were refugees in Thailand for several years before reaching the United States. But the story does not end there. Students will read the challenges Mai Ya faces in balancing her Hmong heritage and her adopted American culture as she grows into adulthood.

Badger Biographies

This title marked the launch of the Badger Biographies series. These engaging books are designed to help kids age seven to twelve explore the stories of real Wisconsin people.

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PublisherWisconsin Historical Society Press
ISBN Number

9780870203657

Publication Year2005
Page Count96
IllustrationsMap
Format/BindingPaperback
Trim Size7 x 9 inches
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Products specifications
Details
PublisherWisconsin Historical Society Press
ISBN Number

9780870203657

Publication Year2005
Page Count96
IllustrationsMap
Format/BindingPaperback
Trim Size7 x 9 inches
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