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The Resource Sugar in milk, by Thrity Umrigar ; illustrated by Khoa Le

Sugar in milk, by Thrity Umrigar ; illustrated by Khoa Le

Label
Sugar in milk
Title
Sugar in milk
Statement of responsibility
by Thrity Umrigar ; illustrated by Khoa Le
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 takes her on a walk. As the duo strolls through their city park, the girl's aunt begins to tell 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. The king embraced the refugee, welcoming him and his people. The folktale depicted in this book was a part of author Thrity Umrigar's Zoroastrian upbringing as a Parsi child in India, but resonates for children of all backgrounds, especially those coming to a new homeland" --Amazon.com
Cataloging source
YDX
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Umrigar, Thrity N
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.1.U48
LC item number
Sug 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Le, Khoa
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  • Immigrants
  • Homesickness
  • Refugees
  • Loneliness
  • Aunts
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Iranian Americans
  • Iranians
  • Kings and rulers
  • Immigrant children
  • Immigrants
  • Iranian Americans
  • Homesickness
  • Loneliness in children
  • Aunts
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Iranians
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Sugar in milk, by Thrity Umrigar ; illustrated by Khoa Le
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780762495191
Lccn
2019934248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1139766144
  • (OCoLC)on1139766144
Label
Sugar in milk, by Thrity Umrigar ; illustrated by Khoa Le
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780762495191
Lccn
2019934248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1139766144
  • (OCoLC)on1139766144

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