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Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers'. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mother’s, her grandmother's, and her little sister's. They have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea, crinkle into crescent moons, and are filled with stories of the past and hope for the future. Drawing from the strength of these powerful women in her life, she recognizes her own beauty and discovers a path to self-love and empowerment.

This lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes. Author Joanna Ho encourages readers to see their bodies not just as the way they look, but also as part of their story: where they've come from, and the people who love them. This powerful, poetic picture book will resonate with readers of all ages.

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"Warm, dimensional digital spreads by illustrator Ho (the Mindy Kim series) bolster this celebration of heritage with images of peonies, chrysanthemums, dragons, phoenixes, and figures from Chinese mythology, including Chang’e and the Jade Rabbit, Guanyin, and the Monkey King. Readers familiar with Chinese culture will recognize additional touches: Amah wears a jade bracelet, and an upside-down Fú character heralding good fortune is pasted by the family’s front door. A poignant testament to familial love and legacy." — Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author Joanna Ho
Illustrator Dung Ho
ISBN 0062915622
Publication Date Jan 5, 2021
Publisher HarperCollins
Language English