Kao Kalia Yang
What's the authors purpose'
- To inform readers worldwide about the Hmong people and their cultural history before and after they immigrated to the United States as refugees.
- To carry on and inform readers about the origins and history of Hmong culture, philosophy, sacred beliefs.
- To share personal experience as a voice and representation for what her people went through.
- To tell the story of her people "the way it is" after many years of information being unheard of amongst books and society.
Explain three concepts, principles, and techniques learned label them ABC
ConceptsA. Hmong spirituality: Many Hmong people have a strong belief that all life has a spirit, at one point the spirit comes to earth and in an another it leaves earth.
B. Hmong people have been persecuted many times throughout their history, they hav fought, traveled, and died many times for a place to call home.
C. How and why Hmong people are in America today
A. Every living thing descends from the clouds with a spirit that lives in a life form, once that life form is dead the spirt must travel and return to it' native land of origin to rest in peace.
B. There is always's more than one side of a story but there is also many different story that connect to a specific event.
C. One must make the best out of the little or nothing in this lifetime
A. When reading a non fiction book one must pay attention and remember the time frame in which the story takes place.
B. Prior research on the story can help you understand and connect to the non fiction book you are reading.
C. you read faster out loud compared to when you read in your head
Chapter or section that made the most impact on you
What # would you rate this book on a scale of one through five?
2 passages to share
" I felt the humiliation of not knowing english, and a bubble of hurt began when I saw how hard they all worked to keep us in school, to put warm food on the old tabletops, I could not, no matter how discouraged, say: This is not enough. This is not the life I had wanted for myself or you in this country or any other. We've come too far for this. Havent we (page179)."
Both these passages speak on the things that happened in reality either physically or mentally. Abusive and rude teachers, and recognition of life's reality were both things that Kao witnessed and lived through.