So Not Ghoul

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Page Street Kids
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10.5 X 8.6 X 0.5 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Karen Yin is the author of Whole Whale (Barefoot Books) and the founder of the Conscious Style Guide and Editors of Color Database. So Not Ghoul was inspired by a fondness for ghosts from Chinese lore and by growing up caught between her American and Chinese cultures. Originally from New York, Karen lives in California with her partner and cat friends. Find her at

Bonnie Lui is an illustrator for books, games, and television. She created the book The ABC of Feelings (Philomel Books) and illustrated Different Like Me (Our Daily Bread Publishing). Working on Mimi's story brought back vivid memories of her childhood in Hong Kong, especially the smells of the offerings surrounding her late grandfather's shrine--cooked chicken, rice wine, incense--the smells that to her always mean family. Bonnie now lives in Pasadena, California, with her cat, Tibbs.

"A fun, ghostly spin on trading blending in for standing out." -Kirkus Reviews

"Ethereal colors perfectly depict this otherworld, and the text excellently describes Mimi's world and conveys her thoughts and feelings as she considers her Chinese and American cultures [...] A luminous picture book that embraces the beauty of biculturalism." --School Library Journal

"Yin serves up a pun-tacular ghost story [...] [Mimi's] desire to fit in is easily relatable and gives her decision to stand up to bullies extra oomph." --Booklist

"The text of this caught-between-two-cultures ghost story contains much wordplay [...] and the illustrations capture Mimi's early misery and later empowerment." --Horn Book