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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,357 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kao Kalia Yang Narrator: Kao Kalia Yang Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the 70s and 80s, thousands of Hmong families made the journey from the war-torn jungles of Laos to the overcrowded refugee camps of Thailand and onward to the United States—all in search of a new place to call home. Decades later, their experiences remain largely unknown.

Kao Kalia Yang was driven to tell her own family’s story after her grandmother’s death. The Latehomecomer is a tribute to that grandmother, a remarkable woman whose spirit held her family together through their imprisonment in Laos, their narrow escape into Thailand’s Ban Vinai Refugee Camp, their immigration to St. Paul when Yang was only six years old, and their transition to life in America. It is also an eloquent, firsthand account of a people who have worked hard to make their voices heard in their adopted homeland.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kendra | 2/10/2014

    " Educational, an intriguing acount of a familiar but little-understood people group. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Danette | 2/6/2014

    " Interesting and poignant memoir. Would definitely recommend to those interested in or working with the Hmong community. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Courtney | 1/30/2014

    " an amazing memoir that gives voice to so many in our schools and communities. highly recommended; glad to have finally read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Leslie Erickson | 1/21/2014

    " Knowing I lived through the Vietnam War and read about it every day in the news, this book was real to me. The author wrote realistic descriptions of what life was like for the Hmong people that assisted the Americans trying to overcome the Vietcong. Escaping and crossing the MeKong Delta in the dead of night with snipers nearby, was very moving. What a marvelous job the author did to vividly explain her family trials to make it to America. "

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