Staring Down the Tiger


Hmong in Minnesota by Chia Youyee Vang

A People’s History of the Hmong by Paul Hillmer –now in paperback!
Watch the book trailer
Read an excerpt

Hmong and American: From Refugees to Citizens Edited by Vincent K. Her and Mary Louise Buley-Meissner

E-book short: The Good Hmong Girl Eats Raw Laab by Ka Vang (excerpted from Hmong and American)
TPT mnoriginal piece on Ka Vang

Bamboo Among the Oaks: Contemporary Writing by Hmong Americans edited by Mai Neng Moua

The Bride Price: A Hmong Wedding Story by Mai Neng Moua

Staring Down the Tiger: Stories of Hmong American Women edited by Pa Der Vang

Also of interest:

Asian Flavors: Changing the Tastes of Minnesotans since 1875 by Phyllis Louise Harris with Raghavan Iyer

This book and companion documentary co-produced with tptMN features a chapter and segment on the Hmong community and recipes. The video features Mhonpaj Lee and her mom, May Yia Lee, who run Mhonpaj’s Garden, a local organic CSA.  (Time signature from 14:58-16:58)

Making History: Have a Blast with 15 Crafts by Wendy Freshman and Kristin Jansson includes an activity to make a Hmong Rooster Comb Hat.

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