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wishes - Cover
Muon Thi Van, Orchard Books/Scholastic 2021
A visually exquisite and lyrical telling of a refugee family leaving behind their homeland and their elders in the dark of night, carrying what little they could take in bags on their back, and bravely, dangerously, crossing the sea in an open boat. Told in the voice of the author as a young girl – we see that the night wishes it was quieter, the path wishes it was shorter, the boat wishes it was bigger, the sea wishes it was calmer and when the boat refugees are rescued, the child narrator’s voice says, “I wished – I wouldn’t have to wish … anymore”. Read this tender, true story one-on-one with little ones, and to everyone you know.

Ages: Transition (4-5), Young School Age (5-8)
Languages: English
Book Types: Story Book
Identity Groups: Single Parent, Elders, Refugee, Southeast Asian
Special Topics: Disasters and Emergencies, Homelessness, Separation, Travel, Weather/Seasons, Teacher Guided Topics
Strands: Knowledge of Self & Connection to Others, Creative Conflict Resolution & Sense of Justice, Global Awareness