Prairie Lotus

Prairie Lotus

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Prairie Lotus is a book about a girl determined to fit in and realize her dreams: getting an education, becoming a dressmaker in her father's shop, and making at least one friend. Hanna, a half-Asian girl in a small town in America's heartland, lives in 1880. Hanna's adjustment to her new surroundings, and the townspeople's prejudice against Asians, is at the heart of the story.

Title:Prairie Lotus
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781328781505
Format Type:

    Prairie Lotus Reviews

  • Jennifer

    Linda Sue Park has done those of us who grew up loving the Little House books a solid by writing this meticulously realized story of Hanna, a half Chinese girl who works as a dressmaker in her father'...

  • Kate Olson

    STELLAR. This amazing MG book is the perfect answer to: “What should I hand to or read to kids instead of or alongside the classic but problematic Laura Ingalls Wilder?” ❤️...

  • emma

    I don't know about you, but I read middle grade in order to be jealous of children.I wish my library had books like this one growing up, instead of 800 musty books from the 1980s nobody's ever heard o...

  • Rachel Reads Ravenously

    “There were always a hundred reasons for disliking people and not nearly as many for liking them.” Gosh I wish this book existed when I was a child. This is the perfect book for those kids who ...

  • Christy

    4 stars 
Prairie Lotus takes place in 1880 and follows a young girl named Hanna traveling with her father. Her mother passed away and it’s just to two of them looking for a place to settle. Things...

  • Shella

    I really wanted to love this book. I think the author had a passion and dedication to reconcile her heritage and love of the Little House series. The most disappointing part of reading this book was t...

  • Jessica

    Inspired by Park's childhood fascination with Little House on the Prairie, this is a wonderful look at life in the Dakota Territory for a young girl trying to make a place for herself. Half Chinese, h...

  • Janssen

    This was SO EXCELLENT. We were all so into it. ...

  • Irene

    This book is remarkable for its place in children's literature. I appreciate its existence so much! It's a lovely story about a pioneer girl in the vein of Little House on the Prairie, but the main ch...

  • Emily

    This book was just so good. I adore Linda Sue Park's writing, and this story deserves a place in the classic children's book canon.Hanna is half-Chinese, and she and her white father are traveling eas...