Summer at Squee

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5.59 X 8.35 X 1.34 inches | 0.88 pounds

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About the Author
Andrea Wang is the award-winning author of the picture books The Nian Monster (Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Honor), Magic Ramen (Freeman Book Award Honor), and Watercress (Caldecott Medal and Newbery Honor). Her debut middle grade novel is The Many Meanings of Meilan, which was featured on a recommended reading list from TODAY Show Read with Jenna. Andrea likes to write about family, food, and culture. She spent her childhood in Ohio and Boston and now lives in Colorado with her family.

Summer at Squee

★ "Blending moxie and grace, this novel is a worthy guide through cultural expansiveness and summer camp antics and angst."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A fun summer camp coming-of-age story."
--School Library Journal

Watercress, illustrated by Jason Chin

A Caldecott Medal Winner
A Newbery Honor Book

★ "An adept gem of a picture book"
--Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ "Understated, deep, and heart-rending--bring tissues."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ "A powerful story sure to awaken empathy and ­curiosity."
--School Library Journal, starred review

★ "Affecting."
--The Horn Book, starred review

★ "Delicate and deeply felt."
--BookPage, starred review

★ "A deft exploration of the information and emotion gap between parents, especially immigrant parents, and children."
--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

★ "Powerful poetry and exquisite illustrations."
--Shelf Awareness, starred review

The Many Meanings of Meilan

★ "Wang's resonant middle grade debut features stunning prose and a fierce protagonist."
--Booklist, starred review

★ "Wang's middle grade debut is a ­vibrant exploration of family and identity . . . Meilan's story should be on library shelves everywhere."
--School Library Journal, starred review

"The little girl I was would have been thrilled to encounter Meilan and her many names in a book . . . and having found a character who embraces the complexity of being both Chinese and American, I would have been able to echo her words: 'I am not alone.' "
--New York Times Book Review by Jean Kwok

With light prose and even pacing, Wang (The Many Meanings of Meilan) relays themes of identity, belonging, and acceptance, deftly communicating the feelings of both the senior campers and Squee's newest members without minimizing their plights. --- Publishers Weekly