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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
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by Thrity Umrigar ; illustrated by Khoa Le
Creator
Contributor
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
Cataloging source
YDX
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Umrigar, Thrity N
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1982-
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Le, Khoa
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  • Immigrants
  • Homesickness
  • Refugees
  • Loneliness
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Sugar in milk, by Thrity Umrigar ; illustrated by Khoa Le
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
1139766144
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780762495191
Lccn
2019934248
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Label
Sugar in milk, by Thrity Umrigar ; illustrated by Khoa Le
Publication
Control code
1139766144
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780762495191
Lccn
2019934248
Other physical details
colour illustrations

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      48.436426 -89.223125
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