Weekend Pick for May 5, 2023
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Happy Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! I look forward to sharing some great weekend picks with you all that celebrate the spirit of month of May.
It is a tradition in my family to attend the LA Times Festival of Books each year, traditionally held at the end of April. As a librarian, there is nothing better (to me) than to meet the amazing creators of the books I love so much.
This year I was fortunate enough to meet Gene Luen Yang, American cartoonist, teacher and creator of the first graphic novel to win the National Book Award AND ALA's Printz Award! I had recently read American Born Chinese in preparation of the new Disney+ series scheduled to be released at the end of May. It is FANTASTIC!
It is a graphic novel that follows three unique storylines that all come together in an unexpected twist. It is hilarious, poignant and action-packed. Although this book was first published in 2006, I have a feeling the buzz surrounding the new series, which by the way stars Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan (Hello 2022's hit movie Everything Everywhere All At Once) is going to give this book a new resurgence. Plus, it's a graphic novel, which I love and think are the best kind of quick weekend read. You should check it...seriously get going!
See you next week and happy reading!