Prairie Lotus is a powerful, touching, multilayered book about a girl determined to fit in and realize her dreams: getting an education, becoming a dressmaker in her father’s shop, and making at least one friend.
Acclaimed, award-winning author Linda Sue Park has placed a young half-Asian girl, Hanna, in a small town in America’s heartland, in 1880. Hanna’s adjustment to her new surroundings, which primarily means negotiating the townspeople’s almost unanimous prejudice against Asians, is at the heart of the story.
Narrated by Hanna, the novel has poignant moments yet sparkles with humor, introducing a captivating heroine whose wry, observant voice will resonate with readers.---from the publisher
272 pages 978-1328781505 Ages 8-12
Keywords: historical fiction, Asian American, Asian American author, diversity, diverse books, fitting in, prejudice, racism, acceptance, accepting others, 19th century, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old