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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.

      Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

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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
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      9780870203657

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

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      Products specifications
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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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