Mali Under the Night Sky: A Lao Story of Home

About the Book

Mali Under the Night Sky - A Lao Story of Home

A summary and multiple reviews of the book, Mali Under the Night Sky.


Mali Under the Night Sky - A Multicultural World of Books

A more extensive summary and review of the book.


Youme Landowne

The author/illustrator’s biography from her webpage.


Malichanshouk Kouanchao - Wikipedia

The real life protagonist of the book’s Wikipedia biography.


Malichansouk (Mali) Kouanchao

The real life protagonist’s biography from her website.




Laotian art - New World Encyclopedia

An encyclopedia entry about Laotian art.


From Luang Prabang to Vientiane | Laos’ Best Art Galleries

Information about the various art galleries in Laos.

Articles For Reference

Teaching Cultural Traditions: Art of Laos

An article about how to teach Lao cultural traditions.


Laos Culture

An article about Lao architecture, lifestyle, and wedding/marriage.


Culture of Laos

Extensive information about Laos’ history and ethnic relations, food and economy, and more.


Culture and etiquette | About Laos | Rough Guide

A guide to Lao culture and etiquette, food and drink, and more.


Laos facts : Culture and buddhist tradition in Laos

Information about Lao traditions, as well as a video showing scenes throughout Lao buddhist temples.


Baci - Laos national custom of blessing

An article explaining baci, the Lao string tying custom.




Top 10 Laos Food | Laos Cuisine

A list of the top 10 Laos food, with pictures and descriptions.


Lao Food

Information about Laotian cuisine, along with various dishes and descriptions.


Eat Drink Laos

A food and travel blog based in Laos.


Laos country profile - BBC News

Facts and information about the country Laos.


Laos Country Profile

Facts and information about Laos’ geography, government, and more from Nat Geo Kids.


Mekong - Wikipedia

A Wikipedia article about the Mekong river.


Do You Know Laos? - YouTube

A 6 minute video about Laos.


Tiger Trail Laos Outdoor Adventure’s album | Flickr

Photo albums of various sceneries around Laos.


Laos, Luang Prabang - National Geographic Traveler - YouTube

A 2 minute feature of Laos from National Geographic.  




Laos profile - timeline - BBC News

A timeline of Lao history from 1893 to present day.


History of Lao country

An article about the history of Laos.  


Laotian Civil War

An encyclopedia entry about the Laotian Civil War.




Lao alphabet, pronunciation and language

Information about the Lao language.


Laotian Language 101 - YouTube

A 6 minute video of basic Lao words and phrases.




CleanBirth - Saving Mothers and Babies in Laos.

Women in Laos give birth alone in forests. CleanBirth aims to provide Clean Birth kits and train nurses to promote safer birth in their own villages.


Creative Literacy Laos

Creative Literacy Laos promotes literacy, learning, and creativity in rural Laos.

Teaching Activities

Teacher’s Guide: Mali Under the Night Sky

A teaching guide aligned with common core standards for Mali Under the Night Sky.