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For Anybody with a Heart
Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2021
My two year old daughter does not understand why I keep crying when I read this book (three times as of this posting). The story is beautifully and sensitively told, with illustrations that are somehow simple while evoking very specific and emotional detail. To my Taiwanese folks, the illustrations will make you feel the humidity and smell the frying oil and motorcycle exhaust.
For anybody with immigrant roots, diaspora history, grandparents living or departed, bilingual consciousness, and/or a beating heart, please get this book. It is a gorgeous and heart wrenching work of art.