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The Most Beautiful Thing

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English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: LG - BL: 4.2 - AR Pts: 0.5
Description
A warmhearted and tender true story about a young girl finding beauty where she never thought to look.
Drawn from author Kao Kalia Yang's childhood experiences as a Hmong refugee, this moving picture book portrays a family with a great deal of love and little money. Weaving together Kalia's story with that of her beloved grandmother, the book moves from the jungles of Laos to the family's early years in the United States. When Kalia becomes unhappy about having to do without and decides she wants braces to improve her smile, it is her grandmother—a woman who has just one tooth in her mouth—who helps her see that true beauty is found with those we love most. Stunning illustrations from Vietnamese illustrator Khoa Le bring this intergenerational tale to life.
"A deep and moving reflection on enduring hardship and generational love. . . . Poignant storytelling with stunning visuals."—starred, Kirkus Reviews "A sincere narrative that centers on the power of family love."—starred, School Library Journal
Minnesota Book Award Finalist, ALA Notable Children's Book, New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, NPR Best Book of the Year
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ISBN:
9781728404790
9781728439242
9781728439266
9781541599376
9781541561915
Accelerated Reader:
LG
Level 4.2, 0.5 Points
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Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2024-05-28 02:13:22AM
Last Indexed2024-05-27 03:06:09AM

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2021
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Lerner Publishing Group
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The Most Beautiful Thing
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