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.

"Lunar New Year Love Story, gorgeously rendered in graphic novel form by Gene Luen Yang and LeUyen Pham, deftly grafts the symbolism of these two holidays to create a rich tapestry of complimentary worldviews." --NPR

"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

"Lunar New Year Love Story is a buoying tale about being open to the pain of love." -- Shelf Awareness, starred review

"Graphic novel lovers who find themselves immersed in richly illustrated, culturally resonant intergenerational stories...will be unable to resist the intricate dance between love, grief, and learning staged in this fiercely empathetic instant classic." --BCCB, starred review

"Lunar New Year Love Story will appeal to a broad audience, including younger teens. Though it is a love story, it embraces all kinds of love: romantic, yes, but also familial, intergenerational, spiritual and the special love between trusted friends." --Bookpage, starred review

"A beautiful comic that shows that love takes many forms and goes hand-in-hand with laughter, tears, heartbreak, and forgiveness." --Screen Rant