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‘Tiger Warrior’ books are the perfect adventure series for middle grade readers

Maisie Chan is the winner of the 2022 Children’s & YA Jhalak Prize. Her debut Tiger Warrior series is engaging, albeit a bit prescriptive, though her background as a storyteller shines through in each...

Grandmotherly love that spans the distance between continents

A girl visits her Lao Lao in China, arriving on a pink-tinted plane. Her beloved grandma eagerly awaits, ready to spoil her with bubble baths, jiaozi and stories. Discovering a pink-hued feather in a...

‘A Tray of Togetherness’ is a celebration and offer to take away any bitter...

Lunar New Year is approaching and a young, biracial girl in an intergenerational family gets ready for a week-long celebration of the new moon. She can hardly wait to stay up late and play...

Kid’s book traces the history of the Chinese writing system

Any Chinese American will tell you they’ve attended Saturday School as a kid, at the insistence of their overeager parents. They can relate with the need to perfect each stroke to create the radical,...

A kid’s biography of Khutulun, a real-life formidable warrior princess

The great-great granddaughter of the great Genghis Khan was certainly no shrinking violet. Khutulun, Princess of Mongolia was born to be a great leader. Under an ancient moon, in the arms of a khan...