The Counterfeit Family Tree of Vee Crawford-Wong

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Product Details

Price
$17.99
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.3 X 1.3 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781442412644

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About the Author

L. Tam Holland was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and actually convinced someone once that every student there rode dolphins to school. After moving to Northern California and earning an undergraduate degree from Stanford, Holland went on to earn an MFA in creative writing from the University of San Francisco. Along with teaching high school English and creative writing, Holland coaches water polo, avoids tofu, and enjoys writing limericks. Visit her at LindsayTamHolland.com.

Reviews

While characters with mixed heritages are increasingly visible in teen literature, their experience in a rapidly shifting cultural landscape is seldom explored in depth. This first-rate debut does exactly that.-- "Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW"
Vee's narrative voice is lyrical, full of witty snark and credible sophomore angst... Besides being a stylistically compelling coming-of-age narrative with a warm nuclear family dynamic, this will be a boon for collections in need of high quality titles featuring contemporary Asian-American protagonists.-- "The Children's Bulletin"
Vee's story is upbeat, entertaining, and humorous. His personal dilemmas and explicit descriptions and language capture the adolescent male psyche; offer a mixed-ethnicity perspective; portray the social crosscurrents of public high school; and highlight the values of family, forgiveness, and self-respect.-- "The School Library Journal"
Vee is intelligent and self-effacing, and he's also the yin to Sherman Alexie's yang.-- "Publishers Weekly"