Mali Under the Night Sky


Mali Under the Night Sky, a Lao Story of Home, is the true story of Laotian American Artist Malichansouk Kouanchao, who walked with her family from Laos to Thailand when she was five years old. In this nonfiction children’s book that was a 2011 Skipping Stones Honor Book, Mali remembers the journey, as well as the beauty and strength of Laotian culture. When you’re ready to discuss the Lao Diaspora with your child, the exodus and flight from Laos is told from Mali and a child’s point of view. Mali is currently based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has received many awards for her work, including a Bush Artist Fellowship, and serves on the Advisory Committee for Legacies of War, a national project established to raise awareness of the Secret War in Laos and unexploded cluster bombs. Hardcover book, illustrated and written by Youme Landowne, and published by Cinco Puntos Press. Publisher’s List price of $17.95. (9 ½” x 9 ¾”.)