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About the BookThis lyrical, uplifting picture book is an ode to the immigrant experience and a declaration of Chinese American joy.
This joyful and lyrical picture book from New York Times bestselling author Eva Chen and illustrator Sophie Diao is a moving ode to the immigrant experience, as well as a manifesto of self-love for Chinese American children.What do you see when you look in the mirror, Mei? Do you see beauty? We see eyes that point toward the sun, that give us the warmth and joy of a thousand rays when you smile. We see hair as inky black and smooth as a peaceful night sky. We see skin brushed with gold.
Praise for Roxy the Last Unisaurus Rex:
Eva Chen has really hit the mark with her Juno Valentine series, but is branching out into children's literature in a huge way with Roxy the Last Unisaurus Rex...It's not often you can find a children's book that pleases both the child and the parent reading it 800 times, but ROXY feels like a good fit. And any picture book that makes me want to wallpaper my house with its pages is more than OK by me. --Romper
Praise for A Is for Awesome!: A Publishers Weekly Bestseller!
That theme of swinging for the fences and going for it is the undercurrent in this book. Even though it's about how they're all awesome, the real undercurrent is, 'Look at all these people who are superheroes who are just like you.' I try to tell that to my daughter. --Hasan Minhaj, in Huffpost Praise for Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes:
A New York Times Bestseller!
Featured in Oprah Magazine's Holiday Gift Guide
Recommended by Rachael Ray as the perfect holiday gift
Featured in InStyle's Holiday Gift Guide
"[A] fresh take on a fairy tale." --Forbes.com "Those who are 3, 13, or 30 can all enjoy the book." --Vogue.com Not only does this book pay homage to some of history's greatest women, it also gives them snaps for their fashion sense. --Romper Kids need more books like this. --HelloGiggles [This book is] not going to drop without a bang. --Refinery29
[A] charming story. --MyDomaine
"Chen proves that the accessory can actually provide an important teachable moment for young kids." --WhoWhatWear
About the Author
Eva Chen is a first-generation Chinese-American who grew up in New York City. She blames her deviation from pre-med at Johns Hopkins University on a love of fashion and beauty instilled in her by her mother, whose perfect bob and lipstick made a permanent imprint on her impressionable young mind. Previously the editor in chief of Lucky, Eva has also written for ELLE, Vogue, Teen Vogue, Vogue China, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. She is currently the head of fashion partnerships at Instagram, where she is guilty of the occasional duck-face selfie. Eva lives in New York City with her husband and two children. She is the New York Times-bestselling author of multiple children's books, including Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes; A Is for Awesome!; Roxy the Last Unisaurus Rex; and I Am Golden.Sophie Diao is an artist living in San Francisco. She's the illustrator of multiple picture books, including I Am the Wind, Sarah and the Big Wave, and I Am Golden, and is the talent behind many a Google Doodle.