01 Aug / The Amah and Angelfish by Laurence Yep [in aMagazine: Inside Asian America]
Asian American young adult king Laurence Yep offers two books with recurring characters: In The Amah, Amy learns to shoulder more family responsibility when her widowed mother takes a time-consuming job, while in Angelfish, Amy’s friend Robin learns first-hand the tragedies caused by the Cultural Revolution when she goes to work for a bitter old man in a pet fish store.
Tidbit: Yep was a guest at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program’s literary event, “Three Chinese American Children’s Book Authors,” on November 6, 2005, together with Belle Yang. Da Chen had also been scheduled to attend – hence the three authors, ahem – but had to cancel at the last minute, alas.
Readers: Middle Grade, Young Adult