Ten Cents a Pound

byNhung N. Tran-DaviesIllustratorJosée Bisaillon

Hardcover | April 10, 2018

Ten Cents a Pound by Nhung N. Tran-Davies
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A young girl is torn by her desire to stay home with her family and the familiarity of their village, and her desire to go to school and discover the world beyond the mountains that surround them. Every time the girl insists that she will stay, her mother repeats that she must go—that there is more to life than labor in the coffee fields. Their loving exchange reveals the struggles and sacrifices that they will both have to make for the sake of the young girl’s future. The sweet, simple text captures a mother’s love and her wish for a life of opportunity for her daughter.
Nhung N. Tran-Davies is a physician and advocate for social justice through education. Her family came to Canada as refugees from Vietnam in 1979, and in 2013 Nhung founded the Children of Vietnam Benevolent Foundation. She spoke at the UN's International Organization on Migration in Geneva as part of their "I am a Migrant" c...
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Title:Ten Cents a PoundFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:24 pages, 11.25 X 8.5 X 0.36 inShipping dimensions:24 pages, 11.25 X 8.5 X 0.36 inPublished:April 10, 2018Publisher:Second Story PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1772600563

ISBN - 13:9781772600568

Appropriate for ages: 5

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