Laotian and Laotian American

Laotian and Laotian American

Picture Books

  • Douangphouxay, Chay. Tawan the Sun Girl. Illustrated by Alex Kuno. St. Paul, MN: Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, 2013.

Children’s Chapter Books

  • Gogol, Sara. Vatsana’s Lucky New Year. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner, 1992.
  • Lewis, Gill. Moon Bear. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2015.
  • Manivong, Laura. Escaping the Tiger. New York: HarperCollins, 2010.
  • Youme. Mali Under the Night Sky: A Lao Story of Home. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press, 2010.


  • Beard, Timothy. Tales from the Mien People of Laos. Berkeley, CA: Laotian Handcraft Center, 1989.
  • Coburn, Jewel. Encircled Kingdom: Legends and Folktales of Laos. Thousand Oaks, CA: Burn, Hart, 1979.
  • Day, Nancy Raines. Piecing Earth & Sky Together: A Creation Story from the Mien Tribe of Laos. Illustrated by Genna Panzarella. Fremont, CA: Shen’s Books, 2001.
  • Epstein, Steven. Xieng Meng: The Cleverest Man in the Kingdom. Vientiane: The Vientiane Times, 1998.
  • Giacchino-Baker, Rosalie. Stories from Laos: Folktales and Cultures of the Lao, Hmong, Khammu, and Lu-Mein. Translated by Charlie Chue Chang-Hmong, Thomas Monokoune-Khammu, and David B. Cookie-Iu-Mien. Walnut Creek, CA: Shen’s Books, 1996. (children’s chapter book)
  • Sasorith, Katay. Four Champa Trees: A Lao Folktale. San Francisco, CA: Voices of Liberty, 1990.
  • Spagnoli, Cathy. Thao Kham, the Pebble Shooter. Illustrated by Chi Chung. Bothell, WA: Wright Group, 1995.