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    Tangled Threads

    We read Tangled Threads: A Hmong Girl's Storyby Pegi Deitz Shea. Thirteen-year-old Mai and her grandmother leave a Thai refugee camp to go live with their family in America. I thought the book was a little young for us, probably more middle school than high school. However, I thought it was a good story. I reallly felt for Mai and her grandmother, both. I can see how Mai was trying to fit into her new culture and how her grandmother did not to experiment and try something new. From what I hear from friends who work in social services, it is not uncommon for older generations to lean on the young people to help them with the immigration paperwork and language barriers. I had some real problems with Mai's cousins. What did you all think?
    --Ms. Younkin