Muon Thi Van, Victo Ngai
A lyrical picture book and a moving reflection on immigration,
family and home.
Wishes tells the powerful, honest story about one Vietnamese
family’s search for a new home on the other side of the world,
and the long-lasting and powerful impact that makes on the
littlest member of the family.
Inspired by actual events in the author’s life, this is a narrative
that is both timely and timeless. Told through the eyes of
a young girl, the story chronicles a family’s difficult and powerful
journey to pack up what they can carry and to leave their world
behind, traveling to a new and unknown place in a crowded boat.
Wishes tells a powerful and timely story in a gentle
and approachable way for young children and their families. With
themes of kindness, bravery, hope, and love running throughout,
Wishes is a must-have book for every child’s bookshelf.
With poetic and lyrical text from acclaimed author Muon Thi Van
Contains thoughtful back matter about the author’s connection
to the story
Stunning illustrations from Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree
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