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The Paper Boat

A Refugee Story

Thao Lam shares her family’s history in this wordless tribute to the adults and children who were forced to flee Vietnam in the aftermath of the war. Its panels feature expressive collage art in murky shades with soft color accents, all to tell the tale of a brave little girl and her mother, who cross the South China Sea to settle in Canada. Their frightening journey is lightened by unexpected refugees in the form of an ant colony that decides to come along.

Reviewed by Pallas Gates McCorquodale

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