Book Cover
Average Rating
Toronto : Owlkids Books, 2021.
9781771474320, 1771474327
Lexile measure
AD 420L


Loading Description...


LocationCall NumberStatus
Addison Public Library - 1st Floor - Children's BooksjEASY ME IDENTITY LAM T.On Shelf
Bensenville SD#2 - Johnson School - Picture BooksE LAMOn Shelf
Bensenville SD#2 - Tioga School - Picture BooksE LAMOn Shelf
Berkeley Public Library - Picture BooksP 1 LAMOn Shelf
Berwyn Public Library - Juvenile StacksJP EXPRESS YOURSELF LAMOn Shelf
Show All Copies

More Details

Toronto : Owlkids Books, 2021.
Physical Desc
24 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
9781771474320, 1771474327
Accelerated Reader
Level 1.5, 1 Points
Lexile code
Lexile measure


""Thao" seems like a simple enough name. Only four letters--all of them belonging to many other names! And yet Thao had been called everything from "Tail" to "Theo" to "Towel." At one point, completely fed up, she decided it was time to try another name. Something "easy." Something like "Jennifer." But trying to be someone else only works for so long. And eventually "Jennifer" is swayed back to being herself when she opens her lunchbox and finds her mother has packed her Gỏi cuốn (also known as Vietnamese spring rolls)! Thao's favourite! While simple on the surface, this story of cultural assimilation and celebration of cultural pride runs deep. It is a personal one for Thao. And it will strike a chord with readers who have struggled to fit within a mainstream mold--then realized it was just more comfortable to be themselves. Visually, this book will also be a personal reflection of Thao in that she will be incorporating childhood photos into her usual cut-paper collage style! She has also opted to minimize the number of illustrations and instead play with type and typography as a way to highlight her name--and the many variations of it that appear in the book!"--,Provided by publisher.
Target Audience
AD 420 L,Lexile
Target Audience
Target Audience
Decoding demand: 48 (medium),Semantic demand: 62 (high),Syntactic demand: 48 (medium),Structure demand: 77 (high),Lexile


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Lam, T. (2021). Thao . Owlkids Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lam, Thao. 2021. Thao. Owlkids Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lam, Thao. Thao Owlkids Books, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Lam, Thao. Thao Owlkids Books, 2021.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

More Like This

Staff View

Loading Staff View.