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“A child and her grandmother connect across the miles through food and fellowship.”
—Kirkus Reviews

Amah Faraway

Written by Margaret Chiu Greanias
Illustrated by Tracy Subisak
Published by Bloomsbury Children's Books

Kylie is nervous about visiting her grandmother—her Amah—who lives SO FAR AWAY.

When she and Mama finally go to Taipei, Kylie is shy with Amah. Even though they have spent time together in video chats, those aren’t the same as real life. And in Taiwan, Kylie is at first uncomfortable with the less-familiar language, customs, culture, and food. However, after she is invited by Amah—Lái kàn kàn! Come see!—to play and splash in the hot springs (which aren’t that different from the pools at home), Kylie begins to see this place through her grandmother’s eyes and sees a new side of the things that used to scare her. Soon, Kylie is leading her Amah—Come see! Lái kàn kàn!—back through all her favorite parts of this place and having SO MUCH FUN! And when it is time to go home, the video chats will be extra special until they can visit faraway again.

Primary ISBN: 9781547607211
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 03 or older

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Setting: Taiwan

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: 2nd Generation

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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