Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

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9.2 X 11.0 X 0.4 inches | 0.86 pounds

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About the Author

JOANNA HO est une écrivaine qui se consacre aux causes qui lui tiennent à coeur: la lecture et l'éducation. Elle a été professeure d'anglais, doyenne et responsable du développement professionnel des enseignants. Elle est actuellement directrice adjointe d'une école secondaire de la région de la baie de San Francisco. Joanna Ho is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Eyes That Kiss in the Corners, Eyes That Speak to the Stars, Playing at the Border: A Story of Yo-Yo Ma, and The Silence That Binds Us. She has been an English teacher, a dean, a vice principal, and a professional development creator. Her passion for equity in books and education is matched only by her love of homemade chocolate chip cookies, outdoor adventures, and dance parties with her kids.

Dung (pronounced Dzung) Ho is a New York Times bestselling illustrator based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Her work focuses on children's books. She also loves to draw interesting characters with unique personalities. When she's not drawing, she enjoys cooking, watching movies, walking, and tending to her plants. Visit her at www.behance.net/hanhdung.


"At the emotional height of the story, the poetic descriptions of her Asian eyes are mythic and affirming, and she appears amid grandiose illustrations of fantastical beasts and landscapes from Chinese culture. In the end, the tale winds down from the mythical back to the personal with a simple family portrait. All that beauty is there in the eyes of her family."--Booklist (starred review)
"When the narrator comes to describe her own eyes and acknowledges the power they hold, she is posed against swirling patterns, figures, and swaths of breathtaking landscapes from Chinese culture. This tale of self-acceptance and respect for one's roots is breathtaking."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"A poignant testament to familial love and legacy."--Publishers Weekly
"Sweeping, expressive illustrations deeply connect readers to the many dimensions of this story...each word is carefully chosen to beautifully enhance the message. Expertly paired, the text and illustrations amplify each other superbly, in an important addition to every library serving young children and their families."--School Library Journal (starred review)