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Home Province: Alberta

Craft: Author

Genre: Picture Books, Middle-Grade Fiction, Teen Fiction

Target Audience: Kindergarten-Grade 4, Grades 5-8

Cost for School and Public Virtual Presentation with CCBC subsidy: $200.00

Website: www.nhungtrandavies.com

 

Virtual Presentation Information:

Option # 1

The Journey of Refugees & Immigrants and the power of kindness

Books: A Grain of Rice (Target audience Grade 5-8) or The Doll (Target audience Gr K – 5)

– Introduction (10min)

– Power point of my background as a refugee/immigrant – Brief summary of my story/what inspired me to write >Reading of A Grain of Rice or The Doll (10mins)

– Conversations with students (20mins)

Topics of discussion: students’ own journey, refugee/immigration, paying forward kindness

– Discuss process of writing/story ideas and getting published (10mins)

– More Q & A (10mins)

OPTION # 2

Beyond these Mountains and the Villages: The power of education

Book: Ten Cents A Pound (Target audience Grade K-5)

– Introduction (10min) – Power point of my background/what inspired me to write

– Brief description of my book

– Reading of Ten Cents A Pound (10mins)

– Conversations with students (20mins)

Topics of discussion: students’ own journey, importance of education, parental sacrifices, poverty

– Discuss process of writing/story ideas and getting published (10mins)

– More Q & A (10mins)

Book List

Forthcoming :

Green Papayas, illustrated by Gillian Newland, (Red Deer Press, 2022)

Currently Available:

The Doll, illustrated by Ravi Puth, (Second Story Press, 2021) – Picture Book

Grain of Rice, (Tradewind Books, 2019) – Novel

Ten Cents a Pound, illustrated by Josée Bisaillon, (Second Story Press, 2018) – Picture Book

Daddy is a Conundrum, illustrated by Stephanie Parker, (Friesen Press, 2012) – Picture Book

      • 100% of the proceeds from this book go to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.

Biography

NHUNG TRAN-DAVIES is an author, physician, mother of three, and an advocate for social justice in education. She came to Canada as a refugee from the Vietnam war when she was a young child. She loves to write children’s stories that convey the humanity in our lives. Her books have been shortlisted for the Alberta Literary Award, the Red Maple Award, and the Blue Spruce Award.