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“When Laolao requests dumplings, Millie heads to Chinatown to buy groceries from the woman’s extended community, discovering a ripple effect of caring and connection. Moon’s highly detailed, thin-lined digital illustrations capture the bustle of Chinatown and the sensory details of creating dumplings as a grandparent’s knowledge in turn becomes a way of caring for her.”
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Laolao’s Dumplings

Written by Dane Liu
Illustrated by ShinYeon Moon
Published by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Millie loves to help LaoLao cook, especially her favorite dish. Dumplings! They gather fresh ingredients from Chinatown. Chives from Auntie Lim, shrimp from Uncle Lee, and juicy, fragrant lychees that make their days together so sweet.

As the seasons change, LaoLao feels more and more tired, too tired to make dumplings. But can Millie make them without LaoLao? And will her dumplings come out delicious, and make LaoLao happy, too?

Full of humor, heart, and wholly original illustrations, this story is a timeless celebration of family, food, community, and the different ways we share love.

Primary ISBN: 9781250778192
Publication Date: December 2023
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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Setting: Unspecified Chinatown

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Unknown

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

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