A Different Pond

People, Identity & Culture
A Different Pond
Bao Phi
Thi Bui
Age Group:
Capstone Young Readers
People, Identity & Culture

As a young boy, Bao and his father awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. A successful catch meant a fed family. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam. This book is a powerful, honest glimpse into a relationship between father and son―and between cultures, old and new.

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