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Recommended for ages 0-5. The true story of Chinese American film star Anna May Wong, whose trail-blazing career in Hollywood in the 1930s and 1940s broke new ground for future generations of Asian American actors.

Adventures with Waffles by Maria Parr, translated by Guy Puzey and illustrated by Kate Forrester #kidlit #mglit #middlegrade

Rickshaw Girl is a particularly outstanding children’s literature book. I was impressed by how Perkins was able to explore such difficult themes in a narrative aimed at and meant for young children. This story explores such issues as poverty and feminism in the South Asian/ Bangladeshi context.