"Two columns on each page, one Hmong, one English, give readers/listeners an opportunity to see another language. And, the story is filled with other cultural experiences: food, values, stories, as well as the story cloth. In addition to these cultural experiences, this story shows a family that is coping with -- and loving-- a relative who has Alzheimer's.Grandfather's Story Cloth
The afterwords-- one about Alzheimer's disease, one about the Hmong resettlement in the United States-- provide excellent background information. But the "truths" are revealed in the story. As the story unfolds, getting acquainted with this family builds understanding that mere facts cannot possibly relate. Illustrations complement the text perfectly and expand the story."
by Linda Gerdner and Sarah Langford, illustrated by Stuart Loughridge