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The Gold-threaded Dress

By Carolyn Marsden

A young girl from Thailand finds that there are many shades to being American in this poignant story about longing to belong.

In Thailand she was named Oy, but here in America the teachers call her Olivia. Other things are not so easy to change, however. When Oy draws a self-portrait that has brown hair and eyes round as coins, her classmate Frankie makes fun and calls her Chinese. And the popular girl, Liliandra, barely speaks to her, until she learns that Oy has something very special: a Thai dancing dress from her grandmother, shimmering with pink silk and golden threads that make her look like a princess. Will Oy risk shaming her family to win Liliandra’s approval - and be part of the club she has envied from afar?

With compassion and rare insight, Carolyn Marsden tells a simple tale about a young girl who searches for acceptance in a complex culture, while learning to treasure all that she is.

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Publish Date

2002

ISBN

0763615692


Format: Book
Author: Marsden, Carolyn
Summary: When Oy and her Thai American family move to a new neighborhood, her third-grade classmates tease and exclude her because she is different.
Title: The gold-threaded dress / Carolyn Marsden.
Publisher Date: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2002.
Subject: Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction. Thai Americans -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction. Prejudices -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction. Moving, Household -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction. Friendship -- Juvenile fiction
Isbn: 0763615692
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 17
System Items Total: 18
Call Number: C Marsden
Oclc: 46462802
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Bib Id: 187957

Format: Book
Author: Marsden, Carolyn
Summary: When Oy and her Thai American family move to a new neighborhood, her third-grade classmates tease and exclude her because she is different.
Title: The gold-threaded dress / Carolyn Marsden.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2002.
Description: 73 p. ; 19 cm.
Subjects: Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Thai Americans -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Prejudices -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Moving, Household -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Friendship -- Juvenile fiction
LCCN: 2001025132
ISBN: 0763615692
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 17
Total Copies: 18
Call Number: C Marsden