The Bride Price (Paperback)
A Hmong Wedding Story
Minnesota Historical Society Press, 9781681340364, 240pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2017
When Mai Neng Moua decides to get married, her mother, a widow, wants the groom to follow Hmong custom and pay a bride price, which both honors the work the bride's family has done in raising a daughter and offers a promise of love and security from the groom's family. Mai Neng, who knows the pain this tradition has caused, says no. Her husband-to-be supports her choice.