Chloe’s Lunar New Year
Lily LaMotte, brilliant author of the graphic novel Measuring Up, has written her debut picture book featuring a special Lunar New Year feast where young Chloe, her little brother, and their multiracial family celebrate this wonderful holiday and all its traditions. Perfect for fans of Bringing in the New Year by Grace Lin and I Am Golden by Eva Chen.
It's almost Lunar New Year, and Chloe can’t wait to celebrate! But first, Chloe and her family must prepare for the new year. They buy new shoes, lay out good-luck oranges in a bowl, decorate the red envelope, and make a crispy turnip cake. Everyone comes together to cook a fantastic feast, saving a plate for A-má, of course. Chloe enjoys the festive celebration and yummy food, but most of all, she loves spending time with her family.
Lily LaMotte and Michelle Lee have created a tender, warm, and uplifting holiday story about tradition and the importance of being with those you love.
Lily LaMotte graduated from Hamline’s Writing for Children and Young Adults program with an MFA. When she isn’t writing, she’s cooking up new recipes, exploring new crafts, and supporting her library system as a KCLS Foundation board member. She is also the author of the graphic novels Measuring Up and Unhappy Camper, forthcoming in 2023.
Michelle Lee is an illustrator/author from Los Angeles. She studied biology and printmaking at UC Berkeley and earned an MS in education from the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a former schoolteacher of K–8 science. She enjoys sewing, hiking, animals (especially bears), and coffee breaks. She lives in Silver Lake with her husband, Charlie
"Themes of love and family underlie the snappy text. The spare drawings are most engaging on the endpapers featuring portraits in a family album." -Kirkus Reviews
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