Prairie Lotus is like an Asian American version of Little House on the Prairie. It tells about a motherless Asian-American girl and her struggles with prejudice in her community. The characters are incredibly well developed, so it feels as if you are actually the girl. The plot includes a best friend that helps her overcome her differences with the community. This shows how friendship can be an asset to help you change how your life. The focus on an Asian American gives a different perspective on pioneer times.
The book flows very well and evokes a lot of sympathy for the characters. The language is very descriptive, which helps you get immersed in the book. I couldn’t put the book down until I finished it.
I would recommend this book for kids in third to fifth grade who enjoyed Little House on the Prairie. I think it should also be used in schools to give a larger perspective on minorities in pioneer times. It also could be useful for discussing discrimination. I highly recommend this book for both education and a relaxing read.
|Author||Linda Sue Park|
|Page Count||272 pages|
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