AAPI Heritage Month Post 12


I am so thrilled to be able to share this gorgeous cover for a book I read as a draft. It made me cry, and then again, and again, each time I read this amazing, touching, and heart-filled story. Not only is this story incredible but the illustrations match the tone and emotion beat-for-beat and will sweep you away.

Watercress by Andrea Wang, illustrated by Jason Chin

Neal Porter Books/2021

From the publisher: This beautiful story is inspired by Andrea’s experience growing up as the daughter of Chinese immigrants.

What I Think: Full disclosure, Andrea is a very dear friend, but even if she weren’t, I would be just as much as in love with this emotionally evocative story that starts will the embarrassment of having to pick watercress along the side of a highway and morphs into understanding and empathy as her parents’ history is revealed.

Be sure to keep an eye out for this book in early 2021!

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