Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book is a Classic
Written by Susan Tan
Illustrated by Dana Wulfekotte
Published by Square Fish
Priscilla Cilla Lee-Jenkins has just finished her (future) bestselling memoir, and now she’s ready to write a Classic. This one promises to have everything: Romance, Adventure, and plenty of Drama like Cilla’s struggles to be more Chinese, be the perfect flower girl at Aunt Eva’s wedding, and learn how to share her best friend. In Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book Is a Classic, author Susan Tan seamlessly weaves experiences as a Chinese American with universal stories about being a big sister, making friends, and overcoming fears. Cilla Lee-Jenkins will bulldoze her way into your heart in this winning middle grade novel about family, friendship, and finding your voice.
Primary ISBN: 9781626725539
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback
Chapter Book, Age 08 or older
Community Represented: Chinese/Chinese American
Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generation: 1st, Multiracial Identity
Setting: United States
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 1st Generation
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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