The Gold-Threaded Dress

Bullying Awareness & Prevention
People, Identity & Culture
Author(s):
Carolyn Marsden
Age Group:
6-10
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
ISBN:
978-0763629939
Year:
Bullying Awareness & Prevention
People, Identity & Culture

In Thailand she was named Oy, but in the U.S. they call her Olivia. Other things are not so easy to change. When Oy draws a portrait of herself, her classmate makes fun of her and calls her Chinese. And the popular girl Liliandra barely speaks to her, until she sees a photo of Oy's special Thai dancing dress from her grandmother, and wants to wear it. Oy risks shaming her family to win Liliandra's approval, as she searches for acceptance in a complex culture and learns to treasure all that she is.

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