The Legend of Auntie Po

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Product Details

Price
$12.99  $12.08
Publisher
Kokila
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.2 X 1.0 inches | 1.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780525554899

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About the Author

Shing Yin Khor is a cartoonist and installation artist exploring the Americana mythos and new human rituals. A Malaysian-Chinese immigrant, and an American citizen since 2011, they are also the author of The American Dream?, a graphic novel about travelling Route 66.

Reviews

A National Book Award Finalist
An Eisner Award Winner for Best Publication for Teens
A California Book Award Finalist
A 2022 ALSC Notable Children's Book
A 2021 Horn Book Fanfare List selection
A 2021 ALA Best Graphic Novels for Children Reading List selection

A 2022 Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List selection

PRAISE FOR THE LEGEND OF AUNTIE PO

Hopeful, humane, empowering story. --New York Times Book Review

"In this reclamatory and illuminating graphic novel, Khor underscores the healing power of sharing stories." --Shelf Awareness

"A sweet book that places a Chinese girl squarely at the center of the frame... the art is lovely, it's enjoyable for young kids who can relate to Mei as a protagonist or enjoyable to adults who only remember what it was like to be thirteen." --NPR Pop Culture Happy Hour

* A timely and ultimately hopeful tale. --Kirkus Reviews, starred review.

* A multifaceted addition to the historical graphic novel genre, this unique bildungsroman successfully presents many formidable topics with intentional and comprehensive grace. --The Horn Book, starred review.

*A moving read that skillfully explores themes of racism, privilege, and identity. A must for all libraries. - School Library Journal, starred review.

"On the surface, this story is the birth of a folktale, but the author explores much deeper topics: grief, family, loyalty, racism, and self-discovery. ... Watercolors are beautiful and illustrations are clean and simple, conveying a childlike air while tackling serious subject matter." --Booklist

Khor (The American Dream?) straddles myth and harsh realities via stunning digital pencil and hand-painted watercolor art that highlights cornerstones of Chinese culture. Much will resonate with diasporic readers, though any reader will find Mei's journey cathartic. --Publishers Weekly