Sugar in Milk

People, Identity & Culture
Sugar in Milk
Author(s):
Thrity Umrigar
Illustrator(s):
Khoa Le
Age Group:
5-9
Publisher:
Running Press Kids
ISBN:
978-0762495191
Year:
People, Identity & Culture

When I first came to this country, I felt so alone.

A young girl who is an immigrant 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. The 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.

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