East Asia - China

New from Here Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534488304
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2022

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller!

This “timely and compelling” (Kirkus Reviews) middle grade novel about courage, hope, and resilience follows an Asian American boy fighting to keep his family together and stand up to racism during the initial outbreak of the coronavirus.

When the coronavirus hits Hong Kong, ten-year-old Knox Wei-Evans&


Room to Dream (Front Desk #3) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338621129
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 21st, 2021

New York Times bestselling author Kelly Yang is back with another heartwarming and inspiring story of Mia and friends!

Mia Tang is going for her dreams!

After years of hard work, Mia Tang finally gets to go on vacation with her family -- to China! A total dream come true! Mia can't wait to see all her cousins and grandparents again, especially her cousin Shen.


Front Desk (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338157826
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 25th, 2019

Four starred reviews and over ten best-of-year lists!* "Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Winner of the Asian / Pacific American Award for Children's Literature!* "Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewMia Tang has a lot of secre


Prairie Lotus Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328781505
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Published: Clarion Books - March 3rd, 2020

Prairie Lotus is a powerful, touching, multilayered book about a girl determined to fit in and realize her dreams: getting an education, becoming a dressmaker in her father’s shop, and making at least one friend. Acclaimed, award-winning author Linda Sue Park has placed a young half-Asian girl, Hanna, in a small town in America’s heartland, in 1880.


Three Keys (Front Desk #2) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338591385
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 15th, 2020

The story of Mia and her family and friends at the Calivista Motel continues in this powerful, hilarious, and resonant sequel to the award-winning novel Front Desk.

Mia Tang thinks she's going to have the best year ever.


Little Messy Marcy Su Cover Image
By Cherie Fu, Julie Kwon (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780759556096
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 30th, 2021

A pitch-perfect rhyming text about messiness that any child and parent can relate to -- featuring a unique Chinese-American, intergenerational twist.

Marcy Su couldn't help make messes, track mud on the floors, and get stains on her dresses.

But Marcy's Mama has had enough!


Winnie Zeng Unleashes a Legend Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593426579
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 26th, 2022

An epic new fantasy series inspired by Chinese mythology that #1 New York Times bestselling author Kwame Mbalia calls "a hilarious tussle between homework, family, and heroism." When a girl awakens the stuff of legends from an old family recipe, she must embrace her extraordinary heritage to save the world.


Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250794284
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - May 31st, 2022

After inheriting a grieving fox spirit, a Chinese American boy must learn to embrace his heritage to solve the mystery of his brother's death in Jesse Q Sutanto's magical, action-packed middle grade fantasy, Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit.


Last Night at the Telegraph Club Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525555254
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 19th, 2021

Winner of the National Book Award
A New York Times Bestseller

"The queer romance we’ve been waiting for.”—Ms. Magazine


Last Night at the Telegraph Club Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780525555278
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - December 28th, 2021

Winner of the National Book Award
A New York Times Bestseller

"The queer romance we’ve been waiting for.”—Ms. Magazine


Luli and the Language of Tea Cover Image
By Andrea Wang, Hyewon Yum (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823446148
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Published: Neal Porter Books - May 24th, 2022

Though they may speak different languages, kids from all over the world come together to enjoy the shared pastime of tea in this delicious book for young readers.
 


Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon Cover Image
By Kat Zhang, Charlene Chua (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781534463639
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - December 15th, 2020

In this sweet and brightly illustrated picture book, Amy Wu must craft a dragon unlike any other to share with her class at school in this unforgettable follow-up to Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao.

Amy loves craft time at school. But when her teacher asks everyone to make their own dragon, Amy feels stuck.


The Legend of Auntie Po Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525554899
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Published: Kokila - June 15th, 2021

Part historical fiction, part magical realism, and 100 percent adventure. Thirteen-year-old Mei reimagines the myths of Paul Bunyan as starring a Chinese heroine while she works in a Sierra Nevada logging camp in 1885.


Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist Cover Image
By Julie Leung, Chris Sasaki (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524771874
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - September 24th, 2019

Winner of the American Library Association's 2021 Asian/Pacific American Award for Best Picture Book!
 
An inspiring picture-book biography of animator Tyrus Wong, the Chinese American immigrant responsible for bringing Disney's Bambi to life.


The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee Cover Image
By Julie Leung, Julie Kwon (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780759554955
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 2nd, 2021

Discover an inspiring picture book biography about Hazel Ying Lee, the first Chinese American woman to fly for the US military.

Hazel Ying Lee was born fearless—she was not afraid of anything, and the moment she took her first airplane ride, she knew where she belonged. When people scoffed at her dreams of becoming a pilot, Hazel wouldn't take no for an answer.


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Watercress Cover Image
By Andrea Wang, Jason Chin (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823446247
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Published: Neal Porter Books - March 30th, 2021

Caldecott Medal Winner
Newbery Honor Book
APALA Award Winner
 
Gathering watercress by the side of the road brings a girl closer to her family's Chinese Heritage.
 
New England Book Award Winner
A New York Times Best Children’s Book of the Year
A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book


These Violent Delights Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534457690
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - November 17th, 2020

An Instant New York Times Bestseller!
A BuzzFeed Best Young Adult Book of 2020

Perfect for fans of The Last Magician and Serpent & Dove, this heart-stopping debut is an imaginative Romeo and Juliet retelling set in 1920s Shanghai, with rival gangs and a monster in the depths of the Huangpu River.

The year is 1926, and Shang


Lupe Wong Won't Dance Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781646140039
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Published: Levine Querido - September 8th, 2020

Winner of the Sid Fleischman Award for Humor
Pura Belpré Honor Winner
PNBA Award Winner
Globe & Mail Best Children's Book of Year
Booklist Editor's Choice

"Higuera has knocked it out of the park."—Erin Entrada Kelly, New York Times Book Review


Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon Cover Image
By Kat Zhang, Charlene Chua (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534463639
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - December 15th, 2020

In this sweet and brightly illustrated picture book, Amy Wu must craft a dragon unlike any other to share with her class at school in this unforgettable follow-up to Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao.

Amy loves craft time at school. But when her teacher asks everyone to make their own dragon, Amy feels stuck.


Parachutes Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062941091
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - July 13th, 2021

Speak enters the world of Gossip Girl in this modern immigrant story from New York Times bestselling author Kelly Yang about two girls navigating wealth, power, friendship, and trauma.


Chinese Children's Favorite Stories: Fables, Myths and Fairy Tales (Favorite Children's Stories) Cover Image
By Mingmei Yip, Mingmei Yip (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780804850179
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - September 11th, 2018

Watch a mischievous monkey learn his lesson, float along with a colorful butterfly, and visit a village with a mouse mayor.

Chinese Children's Favorite Stories is a collection of thirteen timeless Chinese folktales told and charmingly illustrated by Yip--whose inspiration for retelling them came from her father's nightly storytelling when she was a child.


The Empty Pot Cover Image
By Demi, Demi (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780805049008
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Published: Square Fish - September 15th, 1996

The Empty Pot is Demi's beloved picture book about an honest schoolboy

A long time ago in China there was a boy named Ping who loved flowers. Anything he planted burst into bloom.


Ruby's Wish Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781452145693
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 4th, 2015

Ruby is unlike most little girls in old China. Instead of aspiring to get married, Ruby is determined to attend university when she grows up, just like the boys in her family.


I Am an American: The Wong Kim Ark Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316426923
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 23rd, 2021

An ALA Notable Book for Children

He challenged the Supreme Court on his right to be called citizen—and won
 
When American-born Wong Kim Ark returns home to San Francisco after a visit to China, he’s stopped and told he cannot enter: he isn’t American.


The Downstairs Girl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524740979
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

From the critically-acclaimed author of Under a Painted Sky and Outrun the Moon and founding member of We Need Diverse Books comes a powerful novel about identity, betrayal, and the meaning of family. Now available in paperback!


Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780064462082
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Published: HarperCollins - January 30th, 2018

Publishers Weekly Best Book * ALA Best Book for Young Adults * ALA Notable Children's Book * ALA Booklist Editors' Choice


Who Is Jackie Chan? (Who Was?) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781524791629
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 4th, 2020

How did Jackie Chan become one of the most recognizable and beloved actors in the world? Find out in this exciting biography of this martial artist turned international film superstar.


Lon Po Po Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780698113824
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Published: Puffin Books - April 16th, 1996

This Caldecott Medal-winning, classic retelling of Little Red Riding Hood is one of the most celebrated picture books of our time.


Where Is the Great Wall? (Where Is?) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448483580
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 5th, 2015

More than two thousand years ago, with his land under constant attack from nomads, the First Emperor of China came up with a simple solution: build a wall to keep out enemies. It was a wall that kept growing and growing. But its construction came at a huge cost: it is believed that more than a million Chinese died building it, earning the wall its nickname--the longest cemetery on earth.


My First Book of Chinese Words: An ABC Rhyming Book of Chinese Language and Culture (My First Words) Cover Image
By Faye-Lynn Wu, Aya Padron (Illustrator)
$10.95
ISBN: 9780804849418
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - August 29th, 2017

My First Book of Chinese Words introduces young children to basic words and concepts in the Chinese language through colorful rhymes and beautiful imagery.

It is a book that parents and young children will enjoy reading together. The Chinese words in the book are all common, everyday items, and the rhymes are informative and fun for children.


Mulan: The Legend of the Woman Warrior Cover Image
By Faye-Lynn Wu, Joy Ang (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062803412
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Published: HarperCollins - September 10th, 2019

Mulan, the legendary woman warrior, comes to life in this empowering retelling of The Ballad of Mulan with stunning full-color illustrations by New York Times bestseller Joy Ang.


My Beijing: Four Stories of Everyday Wonder Cover Image
By Nie Jun
$9.99
ISBN: 9781541526426
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Published: Graphic Universe (Tm) - September 1st, 2018

A 2019 Batchelder Honor Book

Yu'er and her grandpa live in a small neighborhood in Beijing--and it's full of big personalities. There's a story around every corner, and each day has a hint of magic.


Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780316038638
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 12th, 2011

This stunning fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore is a companion novel to Starry River of the Sky and the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver


Starry River of the Sky Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316125970
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 11th, 2014

From bestselling author Grace Lin comes the companion to the Newbery Honor winner Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and the National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver.


When the Sea Turned to Silver Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316125949
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2017

This breathtaking, full-color illustrated fantasy is inspired by Chinese folklore, and is a companion to the Newbery Honor winner Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.


Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes Cover Image
By Roseanne Thong, Grace Lin (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781452136448
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 16th, 2014

A little girl's urban neighborhood becomes a discovery ground for all things round, square, and rectangular in this lyrical picture book. Most items are Asian in origin, others universal: round rice bowls and a found pebble, square dim sum and the boxes that the pizzas come in, rectangular Chinese lace and a very special pencil case.


A Big Mooncake for Little Star Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316404488
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 28th, 2018

A gorgeous picture book that tells a whimsical origin story of the phases of the moon, from award-winning, bestselling author-illustrator Grace Lin
Pat, pat, pat...
Little Star's soft feet tiptoed to the Big Mooncake.


The Year of the Dog (A Pacy Lin Novel #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316060028
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2007

A special edition of a modern classic by the Newbery-Award winning and bestselling author of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon


Dim Sum for Everyone! Cover Image
By Grace Lin, Grace Lin (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780440417705
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Published: Dragonfly Books - January 14th, 2003

In English, dim sum means “little hearts,” or “touches the heart,” but to this young girl, dim sum means delicious. On a visit to a bustling dim sum restaurant, a family picks their favorite little dishes from the steaming trolleys filled with dumplings, cakes, buns, and tarts.


Red Is a Dragon: A Book of Colors Cover Image
By Roseanne Thong, Grace Lin (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780811864817
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 26th, 2008

Younger children will be engaged by Red Is a Dragon, as a young girl finds a rainbow of colors in her everyday life.


American Born Chinese Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250811899
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Published: First Second - February 23rd, 2021

Gene Luen Yang writes, and sometimes draws, comic books and graphic novels. As the Library of Congress’s fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, he advocates for the importance of reading, especially reading diversely.


Dragon Hoops Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781626720794
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Published: First Second - March 17th, 2020

In his latest graphic novel, Dragon Hoops, New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches.

Gene understands stories—comic book stories, in particular. Big action. Bigger thrills. And the hero always wins.


Superman Smashes the Klan Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781779504210
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Published: DC Comics - May 12th, 2020

Harvey Award winner for Best Children or Young Adult Book!


Stargazing Cover Image
By Jen Wang, Jen Wang (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250183880
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Published: First Second - September 10th, 2019

Stargazing is a heartwarming middle-grade graphic novel in the spirit of Real Friends and El Deafo, from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Jen Wang.


Prairie Lotus Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328781505
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Published: Clarion Books - March 3rd, 2020

Prairie Lotus is a powerful, touching, multilayered book about a girl determined to fit in and realize her dreams: getting an education, becoming a dressmaker in her father’s shop, and making at least one friend. Acclaimed, award-winning author Linda Sue Park has placed a young half-Asian girl, Hanna, in a small town in America’s heartland, in 1880.


Grandpa Grumps Cover Image
By Katrina Moore, Xindi Yan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499808865
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Published: little bee books - April 7th, 2020

Daisy's Yeh-Yeh is visiting from China, and try as she might, Daisy can't get her grumpy grandpa to smile!

Daisy's Yeh-Yeh is visiting for the first time from China, and Daisy is so excited to meet him! She has big plans for all the fun they'll have together, like tea parties and snow angels, but when Yeh-Yeh arrives, Daisy finds him less jolly than she imagined.


Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao Cover Image
By Kat Zhang, Charlene Chua (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534411333
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2019

A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019

Meet the funny, fierce, and fearless Amy Wu, who is determined to make a perfect bao bun today. Can she rise to the occasion?

Amy loves to make bao with her family. But it takes skill to make the bao taste and look delicious.


Dragonwings: Golden Mountain Chronicles: 1903 Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064400855
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Published: HarperCollins - January 23rd, 2001

Newbery Honor Book Dragonwings by Lawrence Yep takes readers on an adventure-filled journey across the world. 

Inspired by the story of a Chinese immigrant who created a flying machine in 1909, Dragonwings touches on the struggles and dreams of Chinese immigrants navigating opportunity and prejudice in San Francisco.


Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atomvolume 6 Cover Image
By Teresa Robeson, Rebecca Huang (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781454932208
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Published: Union Square Kids - October 8th, 2019

Meet Wu Chien Shiung, famous physicist who overcame prejudice to prove that she could be anything she wanted.

"Wu Chien Shiung's story is remarkable--and so is the way this book does it justice." --Booklist (Starred review)


Three Keys (Front Desk #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338591385
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 15th, 2020

The story of Mia and her family and friends at the Calivista Motel continues in this powerful, hilarious, and resonant sequel to the award-winning novel Front Desk.

Mia Tang thinks she's going to have the best year ever.


The Dragon Warrior Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781547604791
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - November 24th, 2020

"An exhilarating tale. . . Readers will be enthralled." --J.C. Cervantes, New York Times bestselling author of The Storm Runner


Beautiful Country: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385547215
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Published: Doubleday - September 7th, 2021

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • The moving story of an undocumented child living in poverty in the richest country in the world—an incandescent debut from an astonishing new talent • A TODAY SHOW #READWITHJENNA PICK