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“A sweet story spiced with cultural humor and life lessons.”
—Kirkus Reviews

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

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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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