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Author: O'Brien, Anne Sibley
A refugee from Cambodia, Dara's grandmother is grieved when she learns her brother died, so Dara tries to heal her.
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Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 4.80
Points: .5 Quiz: 150454
Common Core Standards
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Craft & Structure
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
Grade 2 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
Kirkus Reviews (01/01/12)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 03/01/2012 Dara loves to hear Lok Yeay (grandmother) reminisce about her childhood in Cambodia, and they both hope of one day visiting the faraway country and seeing her grandmother’s brother, Lok Ta. But not all of Lok Yeay’s stories are happy ones; she also tells about losing most of her family in the war and her desperate escape to a refugee camp. When Lok Yeay receives sad news about Lok Ta, Dara calls upon her family’s traditions and Lok Yeay’s own stories to offer the grieving woman comfort. O’Brien’s detailed, affecting text skims over the trauma of Lok Yeay’s wartime experience, but young readers will understand the gravity of it just the same. Golden-toned illustrations featuring soft brushstrokes, expressive faces, and warm scenes of Dara’s Cambodian American family buoy the story’s sadder moments. Commissioned by the Maine Humanities Council, O’Brien’s book includes notes on the author’s research, the refugee experience, and Cambodian culture. A loving, intergenerational story about loss and perseverance that feels honest, empowering, and—best of all—hopeful. - Copyright 2012 Booklist.