Book Review #3- “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down”
Chapters 7-12 Do you believe removing Lia from her parent’s care was the right choice for her overall wellbeing? Why or why not? How did the author find an interpreter that was successful in serving as a cultural broker between herself and the Lees? How did Jeanine Hilt advocate for the Lee family? Explain how Neil Ernst and the Lees may have differed culturally in their understanding of the value or perception of the Ernst’s’ family vacation. Give three reasons why many Hmong may have resisted leaving the refugee camp (Ban Vanai) in Thailand.