Written by Christina Matula
Published by Inkyard Press
Packed with humor and heart, this debut middle-grade series follows a girl finding her place in a brand-new world of private school and frenemies when her family moves to Hong Kong.
Holly-Mei Jones couldn’t be more excited about moving to Hong Kong for her mother’s job. Her new school is right on the beach and her family’s apartment is beyond beautiful. Everything is going to be perfect . . . right?
Maybe not. It feels like everywhere she turns, there are new rules to follow and expectations to meet. On top of that, the most popular girl in her grade is quickly becoming a frenemy. And without the guidance of her loving Ah-ma, who stayed behind in Toronto, Holly-Mei just can’t seem to get it right.
It will take all of Holly-Mei’s determination and sparkle (and maybe even a tiny bit of stubbornness) to get through seventh grade and turn her life in Hong Kong into the ultimate adventure!
Primary ISBN: 9781335424884
Publication Date: March 2023
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, eBook
Middle Grade, Age 08 or older
Community Represented: Chinese/Chinese American
Themes: Audiobook, Canadian Connection, Cross-Group Dating, Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Parents, Immigrant: Economic, Multilingual Character, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience
Setting: Canada (Toronto), Hong Kong
Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Immigrant
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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