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“A sweet tale highlighting the tenacity and contributions of immigrant families.”
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Lucky Cat

Written by AsianBoss Girl (Melody Cheng, Janet Want, Helen Wu)
Illustrated by Eunice Chen
Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books

Lucky Cat is a heartwarming story about an immigrant family in America, and a new friend their daughter June makes as they prepare to open their restaurant.

June’s family has a new home in America. There’s plenty to do before their restaurant opens, but Mama is excited when she finds the previous owners have left a Lucky Cat! It’s meant to bring good luck to their ventures, and June is even more excited the next evening when she finds that the statue can come to life.

But unfortunately, Lucky Cat doesn’t seem that lucky. She has the best intentions but she knocks over the vinegar bottle and rips holes in people’s clothing. Will she ever get anything right? Luckily, June learns that real luck is earned through hard work and perseverance as the family embark on a new venture, close to their hearts.

Primary ISBN: 9780711270473
Publication Date: September 2022
Available As: Hardback, eBook
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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Setting: United States

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Immigrant

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

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