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Morning Sun in Wuhan

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Amazing book about COVID-19 is full of emotion and recipes.

Young Chinese girl wearing an N95 mask

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This is a remarkable, exceptionally good book about a moment in our recent history we may not fully understand yet. Readers impacted by the fear and uncertainty of the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic will likely have a deeply emotional response to young Mei's experiences. Morning Sun in Wuhan is extraordinary, as it draws on the fear of the unknown and the resolve of a community to be compassionate in a time that was chaotic and terrifying.

The rich Chinese culinary tradition is somehow both the centerpiece of the story and the supporting character to Mei and her friends, who are learning to cook, to trust, and to be vulnerable while being strong. The recipes throughout the book are both plentiful and clearly written, and should inspire readers to hit the kitchen themselves.

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