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.
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.