Cilla Lee-Jenkins This Book is a Classic
Priscilla “Cilla” Lee-Jenkins has just finished her (future) bestselling memoir, and now she’s ready to write a Classic. This one promises to have everything: Romance, Adventure, and plenty of Drama—like Cilla’s struggles to “be more Chinese,” be the perfect flower girl at Aunt Eva’s wedding, and learn how to share her best friend.
In Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book Is a Classic, author Susan Tan seamlessly weaves experiences as a Chinese American with universal stories about being a big sister, making friends, and overcoming fears. Cilla Lee-Jenkins will bulldoze her way into your heart in this winning middle grade novel about family, friendship, and finding your voice.
Susan Tan has lived many places in her life, but calls Concord, Massachusetts, home. She grew up in a mixed-race family, like Cilla Lee-Jenkins. She is the recipient of the Asian Pacicfic American Library Association Honor for her debut novel, Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire. She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, where she studied children's literature. She currently lives in Somerville and teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Dana Wulfekotte is a children's book author, illustrator, and animator. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Queens with her boyfriend and two rabbits (whom she now regrets not naming Supernova and Sparkledust).
Feels like a modern classic." --Kirkus Reviews
"With humor, but also insight, Cilla writes about how families meld and sometimes clash . . . Fresh and funny. Expect to see more of Cilla." -- Booklist
"Cilla's year is full of lessons about family and friendship, and Tan successfully gets into the head of an inquisitive and exuberant young girl. Wulfekotte's gentle line drawings enhance a jubilant story that will leave young readers wanting to hear more about Cilla's adventures." -- School Library Journal
“A jubilant story that will leave young readers wanting to hear more about Cilla's adventures.” —School Library Journal
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