The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
This non-fiction account of a medical crisis in the Hmong community is as compelling as any novel. When baby Lia is born to a Hmong family, she shows signs of possibly epilepsy. Conflicting medical opinions between the traditional Hmong and the American medical establishment show that neither side is completely right.
Age Level: Young adult (14-18)
Book Series: Across Cultures: Asian Pacific American Heritage (YA and Middle Grades) Refugee Stories from Asia