Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 4.1
Lexile® Measure: AD880L
Guided Reading: P
Type of Book: Chapter Book
- Realistic Fiction
- Vietnamese and Vietnamese American
- Friends and Friendship
About This Book
A story of hope and epiphany and the importance of family heritage.
When she is forced to leave Vietnam, a young girl brings a lotus seed from the Imperial Garden with her to America in remembrance of her homeland. Years later, her grandson plants it in his garden — where it blooms again.
"Exquisite artwork fuses with a compelling narrative — a concise endnote places the story effectively within a historical context — to produce a moving and polished offering." — Publishers Weekly