Lunar New Year Love Story

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6.0 X 8.5 X 1.6 inches | 1.6 pounds

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About the Author

GENE LUEN YANG is the fifth National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. His graphic novel American Born Chinese, a National Book Award finalist and Printz Award winner, has been adapted into an original series on Disney+. His nonfiction graphic novel, Dragon Hoops, received an Eisner Award and a Printz honor. In 2016, he was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow.

LeUYEN PHAM has illustrated more than one​ ​hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Honor Book​ Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris, and the bestselling Princess​ ​in Black series by Shannon and Dean Hale. She is the cocreator,​ ​along with Shannon Hale, of the bestselling Friends series. Her own​ ​books include Outside, Inside, The Bear Who Wasn't There, and Big​ ​Sister, Little Sister.


"Yang's storytelling is a multigenerational, multilayered, multicultural masterpiece of searching for lasting, empathic connection." - Booklist, starred review

"Valentina's quest is full of swoony moments that will satisfy romance readers, while her fearless journey of personal growth will win over everyone else." - Kirkus, starred review

"A positive and beautiful work of art that will make an impression on readers." - SLJ, starred review

"Yang and Pham do a wonderful job of weaving fractured families and romantic yearning with fantasy elements that show emotional states and growth, with plenty of humor throughout." - Horn Book, starred review

"Poignant moments amplified by evocatively colored digitally rendered panels address deep issues of parental abandonment and grief, while interjections of comic relief and a riveting subplot surrounding lion dancing result in a well-paced, well-balanced dual effort." --Publisher's Weekly, starred review