Paperback, 16 pages, 6x6, bilingual
by Pang Xiong
Written bilingually in English and Hmong and full of color photo illustrations, this book is simple and easy for young readers to learn about birthday celebration.
Pang Hlub Xiong is a proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she earned a degree in Elementary Education. Xiong basked in the innocence and enthusiasm of kindergartners for five years and is currently a third grade teacher in the Twin Cities Metro area. She received her Master of Literacy Education degree at Hamline University, where she was also the recipient of the 2014 Educator Award.
Xiong was also awarded the 2014 Exemplary Educator by the National Association of Multicultural Education in Tucson, Arizona.
Xiong has also lobbied for All-Day Kindergarten and Universal Pre-K for the State of Minnesota.
Though Xiong never believed herself to be a writer, her passion for a multicultural education motivated her to create books in order to provide students with a more equitable learning experience.