Happy Chinese New Year!
Today my family will be going out together (my brother’s mother-in-law is visiting from China too, so that’ll be exciting hehe) to celebrate Chinese New Year. Usually we make dumplings, give each other red envelopes, and celebrate with the Chinese community during this time of year. But this time we’re keeping it pretty close since it’s my brother’s mother-in-law’s first time in America and we don’t want to overwhelm her. In larger cities and communities, there would be big celebrations with dragon dancing, fire crackers, and opulent displays. So today, in celebration of this festive holiday, I give you a couple of YA books that have Asian characters or settings!
Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
Eon by Alison Goodman
Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee
Ink by Amanda Sun
Serpentine by Cindy Pon
The Girl From the Well by Rin Chupeco
Hello, I Love You by Katie M Stout
I hope you pick up one of these and discover the rich culture that Asia has to offer! In the meantime, I will be enjoying a hotpot ehehe.