Paperback, 72 pages, 6x9, English
by Dr. Dia Cha
Queen of Needlework is a fictional story about a girl who was taken from her family and raised in the jungle by the most surprising animal. She learns who she is and discovers that she has an amazing talent for needlework. She has many ups and downs, but manages to find her way. This is an uplifting story that inspires you to believe in yourself, and to follow the path you think is best. It is also a very informative book that teaches you the history of the Hmong people, as well as the importance and beauty of needlework. Follow Mai See on her path in life and see what surprises come her way!
Dr. Dia Cha was the first Hmong American woman to receive a PhD in Anthropology in the United States, hold a tenure track professoriate, and be awarded full professorship. She has a PhD in Medical Anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, an MA in Applied Anthropology from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, and a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Metropolitan State University of Denver. She was a former professor of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota and a former Research Associate with the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Denver Science Museum.