Ginger and Chrysanthemum
Written by Kristen Mai Giang
Illustrated by Shirley Chan
Published by Levine Querido
Two very different cousins must work together to save the day for Grandma’s birthday! A gorgeous glimpse of Asian American culture in a story all kids will love.
Ginger is excitable; she leaps into action, throwing herself headfirst into any project. Chrysanthemum is cooler-headed; she likes to plan, she’s organized. She makes lists. Yet they are cousins, close as two beans in a pod. Planning Grandma’s birthday celebration is going to be a huge challenge. There are presents to buy, decorations to pick, and a special birthday cake to bake.
How they manage it is a testament to affection being stronger than differences.
Primary ISBN: 9781646140015
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 04 or older
Community Represented: Chinese/Chinese American
Themes: Celebrations, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Own Voices/Lived Experience
Setting: United States
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Unknown Arrival
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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