Written by Arnold Arre
Published by Tuttle Publishing
Halina Mitchell is half-Filipino, half-American. She’s also a native New Yorker–sophisticated, beautiful and confident. On her first visit to the Philippines, she arrives in Manila to reconnect with relatives only to encounter a world of surprises that turn all her assumptions on their head. With the intrepid film critic Cris as her guide, she discovers a Manila that few others get to see!
Cris’s wry takes on bad movies offer Halina a new lens on the modern world as he whisks her through his hometown at breakneck speed–including a crash course in Manila street life and the thrills and perils of midnight driving. In turn, Halina gives the struggling writer a newfound appreciation for his city.
Publication Date: August 2022
Available As: Paperback
Graphic Novel, Age 13 or older
Community Represented: Filipino/Filipino American
Themes: Cultural Empowerment, Family Relationship: Extended, Genre: Romance, Graphic Novel, Multilingual Character, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Visiting Home Country, Welcoming by Individual
Setting: Philippines (Manila)
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: In Home Country
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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