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Sugar in milk / by Thrity Umrigar ; illustrated by Khoa Le.

Umrigar, Thrity N., (author.). Le, Khoa, 1982- (illustrator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

"A young immigrant girl joins her aunt and uncle in a new country that is unfamiliar to her. She struggles with loneliness, with a fierce longing for the culture and familiarity of home, until one day, her aunt tells her an old myth, and a story within the story begins. A long time ago, a group of refugees arrived on a foreign shore. The local king met them, determined to refuse their request for refuge. But there was a language barrier, so the king filled a glass with milk and pointed to it as a way of saying that the land was full and couldn't accommodate the strangers. Then, the leader of the refugees dissolved sugar in the glass of milk. His message was clear: Like sugar in milk, our presence in your country will sweeten your lives." --Amazon.com.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library J PIC UMR (Text) 33892100711846 Children's Picture Books Book None 12/08/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780762495191
  • ISBN: 0762495197
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Philadelphia : RP Kids, 2020.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"A young immigrant girl joins her aunt and uncle in a new country that is unfamiliar to her. She struggles with loneliness, with a fierce longing for the culture and familiarity of home, until one day, her aunt tells her an old myth, and a story within the story begins. A long time ago, a group of refugees arrived on a foreign shore. The local king met them, determined to refuse their request for refuge. But there was a language barrier, so the king filled a glass with milk and pointed to it as a way of saying that the land was full and couldn't accommodate the strangers. Then, the leader of the refugees dissolved sugar in the glass of milk. His message was clear: Like sugar in milk, our presence in your country will sweeten your lives." --Amazon.com.
Subject: Immigrants > Juvenile fiction.
Homesickness > Juvenile fiction.
Refugees > Juvenile fiction.
Loneliness > Juvenile fiction.
Aunts > Juvenile fiction.
Emigration and immigration > Juvenile fiction.
Iranian Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Iranians > India > Juvenile fiction.
Kings and rulers > Juvenile fiction.
Immigrant children > Fiction.
Immigrants > Fiction.
Iranian Americans > Fiction.
Homesickness > Fiction.
Loneliness in children > Fiction.
Aunts > Fiction.
Emigration and immigration > Fiction.
Iranians > India > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Asia.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings.
Genre: Picture books.
Social problem fiction.

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