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Oct 13, 2020 | ISBN 9781984851598

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A Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books 2020 Blue Ribbon Selection

[A] gorgeously drawn…story of a first-generation Vietnamese American who is struggling with coming out to his parents.” —Forbes

A sparkling debutabout the child of Vietnamese immigrants who teaches through fairy tales—yet wrestles with how to come out to his family.” —The Washington Post

Infused with emotional depth and integrity, this coming-of-age story broadens the range of Vietnamese American creative voices in books for young people.” —The Horn Book, Starred Review

Warm, loving family and friends are a refreshing alternative to immigrant stories that focus on family problems. Beautifully illustrates how sharing old stories can be the best way to learn how to share new ones.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

The magic happens here on every page, the perfection personified by debut author/artist Nguyen’s autobiographical homage to the infinite power of storytelling.” —Booklist, Starred Review

“Nguyen’s poignant debut captures the perspectives of, and essence of the bond between, a parent and child, proving that language—and love—can transcend words.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“How do you tell stories within stories within stories? Ask Trung Le Nguyen, who seamlessly blends family history, fairy tales, and a 1998 coming-out tale in this remarkable intergenerational graphic novel.” —The Bulletin, Starred Review


International Literacy Association WINNER 2021

ALA Rainbow Project Bibliography SELECTION 2021

ALSC Notable Children’s Books SELECTION 2021

Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year SELECTION 2021

Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book SELECTION 2020

Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices SELECTION 2021

Notable Books for a Global Society Award SELECTION 2021

Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award for Young Adult Fiction FINALIST 2022

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