Tian and her family make a special glass bouquet to place on their father’s grave. Some years before, he had left Vietnam on a ship bound for wider, browner lands, but never came home. As Tian threads the tiny glass beads onto wire stems she remembers her father and sheds for him, a glass tear.
Based on a true event from the 1940’s, this gentle story by Jane Jolly has been exquisitely illustrated bu Di Wu.
Glass Tears follows in the tradition of Jane Jolly’s First picture book, Limpopo Lullaby, and intertwines the reality of a unique cultural event with beautiful, evocative language.