Like you, I was afraid of how I would sound in English to the people who were born speaking the language.
Kao Kalia Yang
Kao Kalia Yang is an award-winning Hmong-American writer. Yang was a refugee; her body of work details the life and experiences of her people and othe... r marginalised communities around the world. She writes both for adults and children.
Here in this country, you have to learn how to do things the way other people do, to survive.
Many years ago, I was like you. It was my first time on such a journey and I was leaving everything I knew behind.
For those of us born in Ban Vinai Refugee Camp, that river was a source of flow in lives caught in waiting.
To engage our children, we need stories that feature them as the heroes of their time.