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Macmillan Children's Book

The Yellow Áo Dài

Author: Hanh Bui; illustrated by Minnie Phan

The Yellow Áo Dài

The Yellow Áo Dài

$18.99

Hardcover

About This Book

A debut picture book about a little girl who connects to her Vietnamese heritage when she accidentally rips her late grandmother's áo dài.
Page Count
40
On Sale
04/25/2023
Age Range
3-6

Book Details

Lovingly illustrated by Minnie Phan, Hanh Bui’s debut picture book, The Yellow Áo Dài, is a warm story of family, identity, and remembering those who came before.

Naliah is excited to perform a traditional Vietnamese Fan Dance at her school’s International Day. When she finds that her special áo dài no longer fits right, she goes to her mom’s closet to find another.

She puts on a pretty yellow one—only to accidentally rip it while practicing her dance. She’s horrified to discover that this was a very special áo dài that her grandmother had worn to dance at the Mid-Autumn Festival in Vietnam.

But with a little help from her mom’s sewing kit and her grandmother’s loving legacy, Naliah learns not only how to mend the yellow áo dài but also how to believe in herself and make it her own.

Imprint Publisher

Feiwel & Friends

ISBN

9781250842060

In The News

Praise for The Yellow Áo Dài:

"This simple, lyrical, touching story took me to a place that I did not know but to emotions that belong to us all. I will not forget it and its lesson of confession, forgiveness, and love." —Jane Yolen, award-winning author of Owl Moon and over 400 other books for children

"Heartwarming ... Lovely illustrations, using subtle colors and graceful lines to define the characters and express Naliah’s shifting emotions, concluding with joy and contentment. A picture book celebrating immigrants and their families’ cultures." —Booklist

"Vietnamese ­culture is beautifully honored through Phan’s expressive, cheerful ­watercolors. ­... Naliah’s story teaches readers about the importance of family and culture in forming identity. ... Would pair especially well with Eva Chen’s I Am Golden, Joanna Ho’s Eyes that Kiss in the Corners and ­Nabela Noor’s Beautifully Me." —School Library Journal

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The Yellow Áo Dài

The Yellow Áo Dài

$18.99

Hardcover