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“At once culturally nuanced and universally heartfelt, this picture book debut will resonate with anyone who has ever had to leave a friend behind—and managed to make a new one.”
Publishers Weekly

Friends Are Friends, Forever

Written by Dane Liu
Illustrated by Lynn Scurfield
Published by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

On a snowy Lunar New Year’s Eve, it’s Dandan’s last night with Yueyue. Tomorrow, she leaves China for America. The two best friends have a favorite wintertime tradition: crafting paper-cut snowflakes, freezing them outside, and hanging them as ornaments. Will there be anyone to carry on this tradition with in Dandan’s new home?

With the wisdom of Dreamers by Yuyi Morales and the heartfelt holiday appeal of Bringing in the New Year by Grace Lin, Dane Liu shares a story based on her own immigration experience, the infinite impact of friendship, and passing on love and kindness around the world.

Primary ISBN: 9781250778185
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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Setting: China, United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant

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

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