Sugar in Milk

Sugar in Milk by Thrity Umrigar, illustrated by Khoa Le is a beautiful story-within-a-story about family, immigration, and love. A young girl immigrates to New York to live with her aunt and uncle and describes her loneliness at being in a new place away from friends, family, and her beloved cats. To make her feel better, the girl’s aunt tells her an ancient tale about Persians forced to leave their home and a king in India who was reluctant to accept them. Both the historic tale and the modern story show how a gesture of friendship and a change of perspective can make a world of difference. This lovely story is accompanied by stunning illustrations that enrich the reading experience.