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Prairie Lotus is a powerful, touching, multilayered audiobook about a girl determined to fit in and realize her dreams: getting an education, becoming a dressmaker in her father's shop, and making at least one friend.

Acclaimed, award-winning author Linda Sue Park has placed a young half-Asian girl, Hanna, in a small town in America's heartland, in 1880. Hanna's adjustment to her new surroundings, which primarily means negotiating the townspeople's almost unanimous prejudice against Asians, is at the heart of the story. Told from the viewpoint of Hanna, the novel has poignant moments yet sparkles with humor, introducing a captivating heroine whose wry, observant voice will resonate with listeners.

Afterword:

"Fans of the Little House books will find many of the small satisfactions of Laura's stories...here in abundance. Park brings new depth to these well-trodden tales, though, as she renders visible both the xenophobia of the town's white residents, which ranges in expression from microaggressions to full-out assault, and Hanna's fight to overcome it with empathy and dignity.... Remarkable." (Kirkus, starred review)

©2020 Linda Sue Park (P)2020 Listening Library

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  • 22-07-2020

Really great

I grew up loving Laura Ingalls and I love everything Ms. Park did in her novel here.

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  • Marya
  • 03-01-2021

Finished it in a sitting

Simply beautiful , thoroughly enjoyed this book. The issues addressed are so important. Well worth the credit

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  • Yoda0604
  • 28-06-2020

A WONDERFUL story! 🥰

This book is good for the heart and soul, eloquently written, and a refreshing perspective!

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