The Nguyen kids are going on vacation!
It’s their first time in Vietnam and staying in Grandma Nội’s childhood home, so they should be excited. As soon as they enter the house, though, something doesn’t feel right. Why is the door to the ancestors’ room always closed? And why can’t they connect with Grandma Nội using their gifts, the way they can at home?
The Nguyen kids are back for the fourth book, this one told in alternating perspectives, in this charming early chapter book series. An exploration of Vietnamese culture and identity through the eyes of the Nguyen siblings, with elements of the supernatural, spirituality, and social justice woven in, The Nguyen Kids "should be considered for all chapter book collections" (School Library Journal, review of Book #1).
The Secret of the Jade Bangle, book #1 awards: New England Independent Booksellers Association Windows & Mirrors List pick, a New York Public Library Best Books for Kids 2022, a nominee for The Outstanding Works of Literature Award nominee, BookPal 2022!
About the authors
LINDA TRINH is a Vietnamese Canadian author who writes fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. Her work has appeared in anthologies and literary magazines. She explores identity, cultural background, and spirituality. The Nguyen Kids is her first children's book series. She lives with her family in Winnipeg.
CLAYTON NGUYEN is an illustrator and animation student at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.