Nhung N. Tran-Davies came to Canada with her family in 1979 as part of the Vietnamese refugee resettlement process. Now a physician and advocate for social justice through education, Tran-Davies lives outside of Edmonton, Alberta. Tran-Davies first book for children is the self-published (with Friesen Press) Daddy is a Conundrum! (2012).
Fiction (Juvenile, Picture book)
Ten Cents a Pound
Illustrated by Josée Bisaillon.
Toronto: Second Story Press, 2018.
PZ7.1 .T736 T46 2018
Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)
A young girl is torn by her desire to stay home with her family and the familiarity of their village, and her desire to go to school and discover the world beyond the mountains that surround them. Every time the girl insists that she will stay, her mother repeats that she must go—that there is more to life than labor in the coffee fields. Their loving exchange reveals the struggles and sacrifices that they will both have to make for the sake of the young girl’s future. The sweet, simple text captures a mother’s love and her wish for a life of opportunity for her daughter.