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Peggy will demo some of her newest products, answer any questions, and show us how to make the most of each ruler! Jun 19, Cheryl rated it really liked it Shelves: young-adult , historical-fiction , multicultural. This was a fascinating read. The story of a Hmong girl a mountain tribe that had many men help the Americans during the Vietnamese war who comes from a refugee camp in Thailand to Providence RI, and tries to assimilate to a vastly different culture.

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Her voice was strong, and details of her traditional life were fascinating. Many contrast are provided, with her grandmother resistant to new ways, her Americanized cousins fighting old ways, and her uncle embracing some of the new while holding on This was a fascinating read. Many contrast are provided, with her grandmother resistant to new ways, her Americanized cousins fighting old ways, and her uncle embracing some of the new while holding on to some traditions. Very nicely written, and I especially enjoyed the references to Providence, where I live.

I worked with some Hmong children at Roger Williams middle school back in the 80's. A storyteller and I had then write and illustrate family stories, and many of them heard for the first time how their family's had escaped Laos and made it to America. View 1 comment. Jun 12, Emily rated it really liked it.


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Good book. The story just seemed incomplete at the end. Jul 12, Jaclyn rated it it was amazing.

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Oh my gosh I loved this book. I cried too. Sep 10, Cat rated it really liked it. First time I had ever heard of the Hmong refugees when this book crossed my desk. Naturally, I had to read it to learn more. Harrowing and amazing story. Refugees have my total sympathy. It must have been a great cultural shock to be moved to the U. I have met many refugees through my work. The Somalians I met were experiencing the same this back in the late 90's, early 's.

I am so glad to hear that the Hmong are doing well over here these days. They a First time I had ever heard of the Hmong refugees when this book crossed my desk. They adapted very well. Nov 28, Luckee Vang rated it liked it. But the tradition lives on even if you are now in the new. Feb 10, Aiko M rated it really liked it. Tangled threads by: Pegi Deitz Shea is a story about change, feelings and the horrors of the Vietnam war. Mai Yang has lived in a crowded refugee camp in Thailand for as long as she can remember. She lived in a tiny hut with her grandmother, avoiding soldiers, stitching story cloths, and waiting for the day they can leave for America.

Finally they get the word that they can leave for providence to be with her uncle and cousins who had already left. Mai can't wait to do and have all the luxuries h Tangled threads by: Pegi Deitz Shea is a story about change, feelings and the horrors of the Vietnam war.

Mai can't wait to do and have all the luxuries her cousins, see and pa cua have described in their letters. But then she discovers all the hard things they have to do before leaving. See and pa cua have become teens who changed their names to heather and Lisa and tease Mai about not knowing all these things in America.

It seems as if everything she does is different than in Thailand and she has to figure them out on her own. In the camp she always relied on her grandma. But now her grandma relies on her to teach her everything. After heather and Lisa share a mind blowing secret with her she becomes more selfish towards her grandma that she never had felt before. Her new family is being shattered when she thought that it would be perfect after they came to America. Still drawn to her old Hmong life but also her new life in America, mai has to fit them together so everyone can be happy including herself.

This book fits in the genre of non fiction because it is the true story of Mai and her grandma going through the cruelty happening in their camp which is close to the city of ban vinai, Thailand. I really liked this book. It's a good book for people who like the tension of waiting to see what will happen next. My favorite part of the book is when Mai and her grandmother are trying the new foods and they don't know how to eat them the right way. Sometimes I got the feeling that I was Mai like when she got angry with her grandmother I knew what she feeling like.

I couldn't stop reading it, it was so good. I found some contradictions to the characters like when Mai got angry with her grandmother for the first time and when heather and Lisa got kind of mean. I really like this book and I think you would too if you like reading about change, standing up for yourself and even funny moments. Oct 16, Reba rated it really liked it. Since I grew up in Providence and had some Hmong friends, I figured it would be cool to read this. This book pulls no punches when it describes Mai and her life in the refugee camp. I think this is so valuable for students to read this and realize how blessed and lucky we are in the United States.

But, being from Providence, I also pick up on the glaring inaccuracies. Like Mai OK Like Mai's visit to the 2-level Emerald Square Mall actually 3 levels and the fountain in the middle nope, not that this mall. I will of course keep reading, but hopefully there aren't many more mistakes like this. Despite the small errors in describing locations, I think this is worth 4 stars. The cover almost makes it seem like it would be for younger readers. Before reading it, I would have assumed that it was more for middle school.

However, after reading, I would definitely keep it at the high school level. It's not a difficult or hard read, but there is a lot of content including war, rape, drug use, teen marriage, polygamy, teen pregnancy, etc. Younger readers can still read this book and gain value from reading it, but it might help to discuss context, content and maybe pair it with other immigration stories. Feb 22, Margo Brooks rated it it was amazing Shelves: needlework , fiction , ja-fiction. Tangled Threads: A Hmong Girl's Story by Pegi Deitz Shea is a juvenile novel that follows thirteen-year old Mai from the Thai refugee camp where she lived for ten years, to Providence, Rhode Island where she and her grandmother join her uncle and cousins who emigrated five years earlier.

The novel depicts the joy and pitfalls and confusion of the immigrant experience. Mai is excited to leave the refugee camp, but her grandmother is reluctant about starting a new life in a foreign land where the Tangled Threads: A Hmong Girl's Story by Pegi Deitz Shea is a juvenile novel that follows thirteen-year old Mai from the Thai refugee camp where she lived for ten years, to Providence, Rhode Island where she and her grandmother join her uncle and cousins who emigrated five years earlier.

Mai is excited to leave the refugee camp, but her grandmother is reluctant about starting a new life in a foreign land where the Hmong traditions are difficult to keep intact. The thing that binds Mai and her grandmother in this new life is pa'ndau, traditional Hmung story cloths. Mai and her grandmother made these for sale in the refugee camps and continue to make them in America. The symbols on the cloth harken good luck and fortune and tie Mai to her past as she makes a new life in Rhode Island.

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Tangled Threads is a poignant story that will help children and adults better empathize with immigrants in their schools and community. Well worth reading. Aug 25, Peggy rated it really liked it. This is a story of 13 year old Mai Yang who along with her grandmother finally comes to America after spending 10 years living In a tiny hut in a refugee camp in Thailand. As the story is told of the difficulties Mai Yang and her grandmother have trying to assimilate into American life, the story of Mai yang's younger years is revealed.

The fear of yellow rain during the war, the loss of her patents, the possibility of assault and the years of learning English ways. Mai Yang met up with some evil This is a story of 13 year old Mai Yang who along with her grandmother finally comes to America after spending 10 years living In a tiny hut in a refugee camp in Thailand. Mai Yang met up with some evil people yet also some kind hearted caring people. This book awakened me to what these refugees went through before coming here.

I never really thought about the length of time spent in the refugee camps. It was also interesting to learn about the conflicts between the younger and older generations of Hmong when coming to the US. The young seem to learn the language so much faster and they are not as fearful. Therefore they almost reverse the cultural roles.

I also learned a lot about the culture of these beautiful people.

I really enjoyed this book. And worse yet, Stephen, far from providing Eveleen with the comfort she craves, deserts her in her hour of need and callously evicts the Hardcastles from the farm. Suddenly homeless, Eveleen is left to take the family reins and she fights to make a new life for her family in Nottinghamshire. And then she makes a stunning discovery about her mother's past which changes all their lives for ever.