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BOOK REVIEW

INCENSED  by Ed Lin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Readers who go the distance, recognizing Lin's greater interest in worldbuilding than storytelling, will be rewarded, as in Ghost Month (2014), with a richly detailed insider's tour of contemporary Taiwan."
Chen Jing-nan is reunited with his uncle, colorful Taiwanese gangster Big Eye, just in time to get saddled with an impossible task. Read full book review >

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ONE RED BASTARD by Ed Lin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2012

"The mystery is both confusing and obvious, but Lin (Snakes Can't Run, 2010, etc.) has a rewardingly sharp eye for both the issues that divide the denizens of New York's Chinatown and the features that bind them together, as Robert continues to be bound to his ex-girlfriend Barbara, in spite of it all."
It's 1976. The Republic of China and the People's Republic of China duel by proxy, pulling NYPD Officer Robert Chow into their murderous wake. Read full book review >

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GHOST MONTH by Ed Lin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 29, 2014

"The teeming Taipei setting and the tormented hero combine to create a furious energy that transcends a whodunit plot too mundane even to capture Jing-nan's full attention."
The creator of the Robert Chow mysteries (One Red Bastard, 2012, etc.), set in New York's Chinatown in the 1970s, turns to contemporary Taiwan for this ambitious, muddled tale of murder in a culture that sees itself as both the center of the world and overshadowed by its powerful mainland rival. Read full book review >

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A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

Evidently, Ed Young ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LISSY’S FRIENDS by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Instructions for origami paper crane appended. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Shy Lissy feels alone with no friends at her new school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLVINA SWIMS by Grace Lin
by Grace Lin, illustrated by Grace Lin
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"A refreshing dive into a common anxiety with an uplifting message. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bird Convention has ended and it's time for vacation in Hawaii. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUMPLING DAYS by Grace Lin
by Grace Lin, illustrated by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"Deftly weaving together historical anecdotes and simple line illustrations, Lin once again touches the heart of growing up in a multicultural family. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Pacy and her family travel to Taiwan for one month to celebrate her grandmother's 60th birthday, giving this Chinese-American girl another lens through which she can examine her identity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FORTUNE COOKIE FORTUNES by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2004

"An author's note provides information about the fortune cookie's history and its roots in both Chinese and Japanese culture. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The middle daughter of three girls in a Chinese-American family is the narrator of this exploration of the paper fortunes found in those irresistible cookies, leading to a wider look at good luck and good fortune in general. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBERT’S SNOW by Grace Lin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"The illustrations convey what Robert knows and the young reader learns about that eventful Christmas Eve. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Robert, a playful mouse, and his sensible family live in a dilapidated shoe. Read full book review >

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TWICE AS SILLY by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"These twins make learning to read double the fun. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Adorable twin sisters Ling and Ting are as funny and fresh as ever in their third early reader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRINGING IN THE NEW YEAR by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Includes a note on some of the traditions and symbols surrounding the festivities and endpapers illustrating many of the accoutrements. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"Is the New Year coming?" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LING & TING by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"This spot-on depiction of twins celebrates individuality. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Newbery Honor author Lin makes a stunning entrée into the world of early readers. Read full book review >