HMONG ABC

Ka's Garden (Kab Lub Vaj): A Bilingual Children's Book

Hardcover, 22 pages, 11.2x9.7, bilingual
by Maggie Lee McHugh, Bee Lo, and Vong Lao
ISBN: 978-0-9819999-7-5


"Ka's Garden/Kab Lub Vaj" is a Hmong/ English bilingual children's book about the traditional values of creating a garden. This particular garden is the first planted by a young girl named Pa Houa, in Laos. Pa Houa asks her mother, or Niam, "Why do we garden?" Her Niam explains that gardening is part of their culture, bringing them closer to the earth, and a part of their way of life. Then Pa Houa asks, "What...