Mommy Eats Fried Grasshoppers Illustrated by Nor Sanavongsay
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Cover Design and Art by Nor Sanavongsay

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Front End Sheet

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Back End Sheet

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Lao Words In The Book

Mommy Eats Fried Grasshoppers Illustrated by Nor Sanavongsay

A mother with a Lao upbringing and a daughter with Lao-american values share their story of the generational and cultural differences between each other. The story is an overwhelming illustration which depicts Mahlee learning the traditional ways mommy lived as a child in Laos versus Mahlee’s own childhood in America. Mahlee is Mommy’s little girl, and does everything with Mommy. But will she eat fried grasshoppers? This book offers an avenue to keep Lao culture alive, and talk about the importance of family history, tradition, and childhood values.