Sugar in Milk

Sugar in Milk

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"A young immigrant girl joins her aunt and uncle in a new country that is unfamiliar to her. She struggles with loneliness, with a fierce longing for the culture and familiarity of home, until one day, her aunt takes her on a walk. As the duo strolls through their city park, the girl's aunt begins to tell her an old myth, and a story within the story begins. A long time ago, a group of refugees arrived on a foreign shore. The local king met them, determined to refuse their request for refuge. But there was a language barrier, so the king filled a glass with milk and pointed to it as a way of saying that the land was full and couldn't accommodate the strangers. Then, the leader of the refugees dissolved sugar in the glass of milk. His message was clear: Like sugar in milk, our presence in your country will sweeten your lives. The king embraced the refugee, welcoming him and his people. The folktale depicted in this book was a part of author Thrity Umrigar's Zoroastrian upbringing as a Parsi child in India, but resonates for children of all backgrounds, especially those coming to a new homeland" --Amazon.com.
Published: Philadelphia :, RP Kids,, 2020
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780762495191
0762495197
Branch Call Number: E UMR
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,29 cm
Additional Contributors: Le, Khoa 1982-- Illustrator
Authors: Umrigar, Thrity N.
Title: Sugar in milk
Published: Philadelphia :, RP Kids,, 2020
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,29 cm
Summary: "A young immigrant girl joins her aunt and uncle in a new country that is unfamiliar to her. She struggles with loneliness, with a fierce longing for the culture and familiarity of home, until one day, her aunt takes her on a walk. As the duo strolls through their city park, the girl's aunt begins to tell her an old myth, and a story within the story begins. A long time ago, a group of refugees arrived on a foreign shore. The local king met them, determined to refuse their request for refuge. But there was a language barrier, so the king filled a glass with milk and pointed to it as a way of saying that the land was full and couldn't accommodate the strangers. Then, the leader of the refugees dissolved sugar in the glass of milk. His message was clear: Like sugar in milk, our presence in your country will sweeten your lives. The king embraced the refugee, welcoming him and his people. The folktale depicted in this book was a part of author Thrity Umrigar's Zoroastrian upbringing as a Parsi child in India, but resonates for children of all backgrounds, especially those coming to a new homeland" --Amazon.com.
Local Note: 1 3 4
Additional Contributors: Le, Khoa 1982-- Illustrator
ISBN: 9780762495191
0762495197
Branch Call Number: E UMR
Statement of Responsibility: by Thrity Umrigar ; illustrated by Khoa Le
Subject Headings: Immigrants Juvenile fiction. Emigration and immigration Juvenile fiction. Homesickness Juvenile fiction. Refugees Juvenile fiction. Loneliness Juvenile fiction. Aunts Juvenile fiction. Iranian Americans Juvenile fiction. Iranians India Juvenile fiction. Kings and rulers Juvenile fiction.
Topical Term: Immigrants
Emigration and immigration
Homesickness
Refugees
Loneliness
Aunts
Iranian Americans
Iranians
Kings and rulers
LCCN: 2019934248
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This is a lovely story within a story about refugees finding harmony and sweetening their new homeland, even with initial difficulties. The art is stunning and evolves along with the tale.


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This is a lovely story within a story about refugees finding harmony and sweetening their new homeland, even with initial difficulties. The art is stunning and evolves along with the tale.

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