Top positive review
Absolutely beautiful and much more than I expected it to be!
Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2018
This is such a beautiful and personal story of the author’s immigration to the U.S. It is told with short and elegant prose, and beautiful, detailed artwork on each page. It is also a story about the power of books. Yuyi’s introduction to a library and the reasons she eventually becomes an author herself. I will be using this book in my fourth grade class to open the discussion on immigration during our immigration unit, and also to focus on literacy and the importance of books. There are many areas of discussion to be found from this book. You can even discuss the illustrations because they are so detailed. I also appreciated the author adding pages at the end that tell her immigration story in more detail, share a list of books that inspired her, and how she made this book. A beautiful picture book about the American dream and a tribute to the art of picture books.