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Author: Mượn Thị Văn
Illustrator: Victo Ngai

Grades: PreK - 3

Release Date: 6/30/2021

Themes: Family; Social Situations; Asian American; Kindness
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 one of the youngest members 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. With sparse, poetic, and lyrical text from acclaimed author Mượn Thị Văn, thoughtful back matter about the author’s connection to the story, and luminous, stunning illustrations from Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree Victo Ngai, Wishes tells a powerful and timely story in a gentle and approachable way for young children and their families. Wishes is a must-have book for every child’s bookshelf.

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Item #: WDVD4019
ISBN: 9781338822007
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Item #: WHCD4019
ISBN: 9781338826005
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Item #: WCD4019RA
ISBN: 9781338825992
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Item #: WHB4019
ISBN: 9781338305890

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