cover image The Stone Goddess

The Stone Goddess

Minfong Ho. Orchard, $16.95 (208pp) ISBN 978-0-439-38197-0

Fans of historical fiction will welcome several new volumes. The third addition to Scholastic's First Person Fiction series, which chronicles the experience of coming to America (kicked off with Edwidge Danticat's Behind the Mountains and Ana Veciana-Suarez's Flight to Freedom), Minfong Ho's Gathering the Dew is told from the perspective of 12-year-old Nakri, whose life is forever changed when the Khmer Rouge take over Cambodia.