Prairie Lotus

Prairie Lotus

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Prairie Lotus is a powerful, touching, multilayered book about a girl determined to fit in and realize her dreams: getting an education, becoming a dressmaker in her father’s shop, and making at least one friend. Acclaimed, award-winning author Linda Sue Park has placed a young half-Asian girl, Hanna, in a small town in America’s heartland, in 1880. Hanna’s adjustment to her new surroundings, which primarily means negotiating the townspeople’s almost unanimous prejudice against Asians, is at the heart of the story. Narrated by Hanna, the novel has poignant moments yet sparkles with humor, introducing a captivating heroine whose wry, observant voice will resonate with readers. Afterword.

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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780358330837

  • ISBN-10: 0358330831

  • Pages: 272

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 03/03/2020

  • Carton Quantity: 1

  • Age(s): 10,11,12

  • Grade(s): 5-7

Linda Sue Park
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Linda Sue Park

Linda Sue Park is the author of bestseller A Long Walk to Water as well as the Newbery Medal book A Single Shard and many other acclaimed novels and picture books. She lives in Rochester, NY. www.lspark.com,Twitter: @LindaSuePark.
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    ? "Fans of the Little House books will find many of the small satisfactions of Laura's stories...here in abundance. Park brings new depth to these well-trodden tales, though, as she renders visible both the xenophobia of the town's white residents, which ranges in expression from microaggressions to full-out assault, and Hanna's fight to overcome it with empathy and dignity.... Remarkable."—Kirkus, STARRED review 

     

    ? "Strongly reminiscent of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s novels in its evocative, detailed depictions of daily frontier life....[Hanna's] painful experiences, including microaggressions, exclusion, and assault, feel true to the time and place, and Park respectfully renders Hanna’s interactions with Ihanktonwan women. An absorbing, accessible introduction to a troubled chapter of American history."—Publishers Weekly, STARRED review

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780358330837

  • ISBN-10: 0358330831

  • Pages: 272

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 03/03/2020

  • Carton Quantity: 1

  • Age(s): 10,11,12

  • Grade(s): 5-7

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