Books by Cynthia Chin-Lee

OPERATION MARRIAGE by Cynthia Chin-Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2012

"More editorial than story, this title will situate itself as part of the early-21st-century movement toward same-sex marriage rights. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Wearing its heart on its sleeve, this message-driven text could attract like-minded readers but is unlikely to engage anyone beyond those already in the gay-marriage-rights choir. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 2006

"Though most of these men are no longer active, or even living, and not all 'changed the world' to quite the same degree, they're still worth knowing. (source list) (Picture book/collective biography. 8-10)"
In a companion to Amelia to Zora (2005), Chin-Lee selects an alphabetical array of men for the same treatment—a two or three paragraph biographical précis that includes a childhood incident, a description of important accomplishments and a pithy quote. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2005

"An inspiration and a delight. (bibliography, author's note) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
With spirited language and marvelous collages, an abecedarium of contemporary women takes flight. Read full book review >
A IS FOR THE AMERICAS by Cynthia Chin-Lee
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Sanchez's artwork is highly descriptive, with lots of color and an emphasis on clothing and architecture, and infusing dry portions of the text with life. (Picture book. 5-9)"
PLB 0-531-33194-6 This alphabet guide to North, Central, and South America gives a good indication of the land's cultural and geographic sweep, from the Arctic to Tierra del Fuego, including its 48 countries and dependencies and 11 large language groups. Read full book review >