Project Description

The spirit catches you and you fall downThis is the story of a Hmong family with a child who suffers from epilepsy…the medical culture in the US meets medical beliefs and customs of Hmong family. This is a powerful story which is written for adults, not children. However, educators find it particularly interesting since it tells the heartrending story of a culture clash between well meaning professionals and a family in need. It’s possible to have similar situations/conflicts in our schools. The web site for this book includes an audio excerpt, study questions and updates on the people in the book: spiritcatchesyou.com