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New Year (A Lunar New Year Book for Kids)

Written by Mei Zihan
Illustrated by Qin Leng
Published by Greystone Books

It’s Lunar New Year, a time when families come together for a wonderful feast, and a father longs to be with his daughter–but she lives in another country. As he imagines how his daughter is spending the festivities, he recalls fond memories of time spent with her, feeling a sense of loss and dislocation. While he misses her deeply, he also recognizes her need to move away, grow up, and become herself. New Year is a stunning portrait of leaving home, finding independence, and loving those who are many miles away.

At a time when so many families are unable to gather together, readers will relate to the universal message of missing our loved ones and dreaming of being together again.

Primary ISBN: 9781771647311
Publication Date: November 2021
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Memoir, Age 09 or older

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Setting: China (Shanghai), France (Paris)

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant

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

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