A lyrical picture book and a moving reflection on immigration, family and home.
Wishes tells the powerful, honest story about one Vietnamese family’s search for a new home on the other side of the world, and the long-lasting and powerful impact that makes on the littlest member of the family. Inspired by actual events in the author’s life, this is a narrative that is both timely and timeless. Told through the eyes of a young girl, the story chronicles a family’s difficult and powerful journey to pack up what they can carry and to leave their world behind, traveling to a new and unknown place in a crowded boat. Wishes tells a powerful and timely story in a gentle and approachable way for young children and their families. With themes of kindness, bravery, hope, and love running throughout, Wishes is a must-have book for every child’s bookshelf.
- With poetic and lyrical text from acclaimed author Mượn Thị Văn
- Contains thoughtful back matter about the author’s connection to the story