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Sugar in milk / by Thrity Umrigar ; illustrated by Khoa Le.

Umrigar, Thrity N., (author.). Le, Khoa, 1982- (illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780762495191
  • ISBN: 0762495197
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Philadelphia : RP Kids, 2020.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"A young immigrant girl joins her aunt and uncle in a new country that is unfamiliar to her. She struggles with loneliness, with a fierce longing for the culture and familiarity of home, until one day, her aunt takes her on a walk. As the duo strolls through their city park, the girl's aunt begins to tell her an old myth, and a story within the story begins. A long time ago, a group of refugees arrived on a foreign shore. The local king met them, determined to refuse their request for refuge. But there was a language barrier, so the king filled a glass with milk and pointed to it as a way of saying that the land was full and couldn't accommodate the strangers. Then, the leader of the refugees dissolved sugar in the glass of milk. His message was clear: Like sugar in milk, our presence in your country will sweeten your lives. The king embraced the refugee, welcoming him and his people. The folktale depicted in this book was a part of author Thrity Umrigar's Zoroastrian upbringing as a Parsi child in India, but resonates for children of all backgrounds, especially those coming to a new homeland"
Subject: Immigrants > Juvenile fiction.
Homesickness > Juvenile fiction.
Refugees > Juvenile fiction.
Loneliness > Juvenile fiction.
Aunts > Juvenile fiction.
Emigration and immigration > Juvenile fiction.
Iranian Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Iranians > India > Juvenile fiction.
Kings and rulers > Juvenile fiction.
Immigrant children > Fiction.
Immigrants > Fiction.
Iranian Americans > Fiction.
Homesickness > Fiction.
Loneliness in children > Fiction.
Aunts > Fiction.
Emigration and immigration > Fiction.
Iranians > India > Fiction.
Genre: Children's stories.
Graphic novels.
Picture books.
Social problem fiction.

Available copies

  • 22 of 22 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at John P. Webster Library - West Hartford.


  • 0 current holds with 22 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
John P. Webster Library - West Hartford CHILDREN PZ 7 .U48 Sug 2020 (Text) 30401147760155 Juvenile Fiction Available -

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