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Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Picture Book Honor 2023

“This graceful, meticulously detailed picture book is a loving ode to two cultures . . . Young readers will want to circle back to pore over the precise renderings of each place’s characteristics and to relive the day with Nana, Nenek, and Nina.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Starred Review

Nana, Nenek & Nina

Written by Liza Ferneyhough
Illustrated by Liza Ferneyhough
Published by Dial Books

Nina lives in San Francisco with her parents, and she loves visiting her two grandmas across the world. Follow Nina as her two trips unfold side by side: Young readers will love poring over the details of what is the same and what is different at Nana’s home in England and at Nenek’s home in Malaysia. In each place, Nina wears different clothes, plays different games, and eats different food. But so much about visiting Nana and Nenek is the same, from warm hugs at the airport to beach days and bedtime snuggles. Nina is equally at home across the world in Malaysia or England, and both of her grandmas love her to California and back.

Primary ISBN: 9780593353943
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 4 or older

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Setting: United States (San Francisco, CA), Malaysia, England

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 1st Generation

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

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