Written by Lyla Lee
Illustrated by Dung Ho
Published by Simon & Schuster
Fresh Off the Boat meets Junie B. Jones in this first novel in an adorable new chapter book series about Mindy Kim, a young Asian American girl .
Mindy Kim just wants three things:
1. A puppy!
2. To fit in at her new school
3. For her dad to be happy again
However, getting all three of the things on her list is a lot trickier than she thought it would be. Between classmates making fun of her seaweed snacks and celebrating the Lunar New Year without her mom, Mindy is faced with more challenges than she bargained for. With the help of her family and friends, Mindy can find the courage make her goals a reality, and even pursue new ideas like running for class president, visiting Korea, a pizza eating competition, and learning to swim—not to mention welcoming a new person into her family!
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback
Chapter Book, Age 06 or older
Community Represented: Korean/Korean American
Themes: Animals, Celebrations, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment, Family Relationship: Parents, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Sports, STEM, The Arts, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend, Welcoming by School
Setting: United States (Florida)
Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Unknown Arrival
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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