Hmong and Hmong American

Hmong and Hmong American

Picture Books

  • Gerdner, Linda, and Sarah Langford. Grandfather’s Story Cloth. Walnut Creek, CA: Shen’s Books, 2008.
  • Gilmore, Dorina. A Stone in the Soup: A Hmong Girl’s Journey to the United States. Photos by Josh Hires. Fresno, CA: Poppy Lane Pub., 2006.
  • Giraud, Herve. Basha: A Hmong Child. San Diego, CA: Blackbirch Press, 2005.
  • McHugh, Maggie Lee. Ka’s Garden/Kab Lub Va. Hmong Text written by Bee Lo. Illustrated by Vong Lao. La Crosse, WI: Universal Human Publishing, 2010.
  • Murphy, Nora. A Hmong Family. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1997.
  • Shea, Pegi Deitz. The Whispering Cloth: A Refugee Story. Illustrated by Anita Riggio and You Yang. Honesdale, PA: Boyd’s Mill Press, 1995.
  • Vang, Maiker. Grandma’s Hmong New Year Celebration. White Hmong translation by Maiker Vang and Miriam Meeks. Green Hmong translation by Ia Lee. Steven’s Point, WI: Portage County Literacy Council, 2008.
  • Xiong, Ia. The Gift: The Hmong New Year. Illustrated by Guo Run-Lin. El Monte, CA: Pacific Asia Press, 1996.
  • Xiong, Mai Kou. Melody of the Qeej. Illustrated by Vang Lee. St. Paul, MN: Council on Asian-Pacific Americans, 2015.
  • Yah, Cha. The Terrible Journey: A Hmong Child’s True Story of His Escape from Laos to Thailand. Translated by Yuepheng L. Xiong. St. Paul, MN: Hmongland, 2013.

Children’s Chapter Books

  • Edwards, Michelle. Pa Lia’s First Day. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace, 1999.
  • Hoena, B.A. Kickoff Blitz. Mankato, MN: Stone Arch Books, 2010.
  • Lee-Yang, May. The Imaginary Day. St. Paul, MN: Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, 2012.
  • Moore, David. Dark Sky, Dark Land: Stories of the Hmong Boy Scouts of Troop 100. Eden Prairie, MN: Tessera Publishing, 1989.
  • Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk. Lana’s Lakota Moons. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2007.
  • Vang, Ka. Shoua and the Northern Lights Dragon. St. Paul, MN: Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, 2012.

Young Adult Books

  • Brown, Jackie. Little Cricket. New York: Hyperion Books, 2004.
  • Goodman, Gabriel. The Confessional. Minneapolis, MN: Darby Creek, 2016.
  • Jones, Patrick. Head Kick. Minneapolis, MN: Darby Creek, 2013.
  • Renpel, Leah. Hey, Hmong Girl, Whassup? The Journal of Choua Vang. St. Paul, MN: Hamline University Press, 2004.
  • Shea, Pegi Deitz. Tangled Threads: A Hmong Story. New York: Clarion Books, 2003.

Folktales

  • Cha, Shoo. The Story of Tong and Mai Nhia: A Hmong Legend. Illustrated by Jim Madsen. Sunnyvale, CA: Electronic Education, 2001.
  • Chan, Yeemay. The Eagle and the Moon Gold: A Fable from the Hmong People. Illustrated by Kat Thacker. Carmel, CA: Hampton-Brown, 2000.
  • Coburn, Jewell Reinhart and Tzexa Cherta Lee. Jouanah: A Hmong Cinderella. Illustrated by Anne Sibley O’Brien. Walnut Creek, CA: Shen’s Books, 1996. (picture book)
  • Giacchino-Baker, Rosalie. Stories from Laos: Folktales and Cultures of the Lao, Hmong, Khammu, and Lu-Mein. Walnut Creek, CA: Shen’s Books, 1996. (children’s chapter book)
  • Matthews, Peggy B. Farmer Boy. Illustrated by Kayee Chau. Translated by Va Vang. Los Angeles: Pacific Asia Press, 1994. (picture book)
  • Vue, Gary and Davie Vue. The Story of the Turtle and the Giant Hornbill/Dab Neeg Hais Txog Vaub Kib Thiab Nkwam Naim Txiv Noog Tuam Haum Vag. Illustrated by Leng Vang. Translated by Siri Yang. Minneapolis: Asia Publication, 2000.
  • Xiong, Bao. The Myth of the Owl/Dag Neeg Txog Plas. Illustrated by Xai Yang & Community Cultural Dance Club. Wausau, WI: Sun Press, 2006.
  • Xiong, Blia and Cathy Spagnoli. Nine-In-One Grr! Grr! A Folktale from the Hmong People in Laos. Illustrated by Nancy Hom. San Francisco, Children’s Book Press, 1989. (picture book)
  • Xiong, Nhia Blia. Nou Tong Blai Za & Hmong Shee Jhai Gao Jer: A Hmong Folk Tale. Illustrated by Chun-ye Wang. Translated by Yuepheng Xiong. St. Paul, MN: Hmongland, 2013.

Nonfiction

  • Barr, Linda. Long Road to Freedom: The Journey of the Hmong. Bloomington, MN: Red Brick Learning, 2005.
  • Cha, Dia. Dia’s Story Cloth: Hmong People’s Journey to Freedom. Illustrated by Chue and Nhia Thao Cha. New York: Lee & Low Books, 1996. (picture book)
  • Cohen, Sheila. Mai Ya’s Long Journey. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2005.
  • Moore, David. Dark Sky, Dark Land: Stories of the Hmong Boy Scouts of Troop 100. St. Paul, MN: St. John’s Press, 1998. (young adult)
  • Moore, David. A Free People: Tracing our Hmong Roots. Cincinnati, OH: Master Communications, 2003.
  • Morrison, Gayle. Sky is Falling: An Oral History of the CIA’s Evacuation of the Hmong from Laos. Jefferson, NC: Mcfarland, 2007.
  • Moua, Mai Neng. Bamboo Among the Oaks: Contemporary Writing by Hmong Americans. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2002. (young adult)
  • Shong. The Beginning of the World: How We Got the Sun and the Moon. Eau Claire, WI: Eyestar Publishing Company Literacy Leaders, 2010. (picture book)
  • Shong. The Monkeys and the Grasshoppers. Eau Claire, WI: Eyestar Publishing Company Literacy Leaders, 2010. (graphic novel)
  • Shong. The Woman and the Tiger. Eau Claire, WI: Eyestar Publishing Company Literacy Leaders, 2010. (picture book)
  • Shong. Yao and the Orphan. Eau Claire, WI: Eyestar Publishing Company Literacy Leaders, 2010. (picture book)
  • Snook, Randy. Many Ideas Open the Way. Fremont, CA: Shen’s Books, 2003. (Picture Book)
  • Vang, Keng. The Woodcutter, His Wife, and the Rooster. Eau Claire, WI: Eyestar Publishing Company Literacy Leaders, 2010. (picture book)
  • Yang, Kao Kalia. The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir. Minneapolis, MN: Coffee House Press, 2008. (young adult)
  • Yang, Kao Kalia. The Song Poet: A Memoir of my Father. New York: Holt, 2016.

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