Starred Review for Ming’s Christmas Wishes by Susan L. Gong; Illustrated by Masahiro Tateishi
On January 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

We’re very excited to share that Ming’s Christmas Wishes By Susan L. Gong; Illustrated by Masahiro Tateishi was given a starred review by Foreword Reviews.

Inspired by family stories. Ming wishes for three things at Christmas. First, to sing in the school Christmas choir. Second, to have a Christmas tree like the one in the department store window. And third, to feel she belongs somewhere.

Ming hopes to persuade Pop to bring home a mountain pine to be their Christmas tree. But he has something else in mind, something that will help Ming draw strength from nature, from their Chinese heritage, and from deep and enduring family ties.

Read the full review below:

“More than anything, Ming wants to feel like she belongs, and a Christmas tree would be grand, too. Growing up in the 1930s, she faces discrimination at school for being Chinese, and displeasure at home for being too American. The book’s beautiful illustrations feature snowy Northern California landscapes and warm indoor scenes, in which Ming’s wise father shows her how to honor her heritage while embracing new customs. It’s a heartwarming holiday story based on real events.”

Foreword Reviews, starred review

Ming’s Christmas Wishes by Susan L. Gong, Illustrated by Masahiro Tateishi is available wherever books are sold September 29, 2020.

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