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The Legend of Auntie Po

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Sweet, funny, wise tale of queer immigrant teen in 1885 U.S.

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Bad things happen to the best of people, and this sensitive graphic novel mixes folklore and history to explore issues of equality, equity, and identity. In The Legend of Auntie Po, Shing Yin Khor devises a story brimming with historical incident, and timely depictions of both bigotry and understanding. Sweet, funny, and wise, this graphic novel is touching without being maudlin, and Shing Yin Khor's watercolors beautifully capture the moods of the text. It deserves a wide audience of enthusiastic readers.

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