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The Truth About Dragons

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Dragons represent biracial identity in empowering tale.

The Truth About Dragons book cover: Smiling young Asian boy stands between a red and a blue dragon

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This beautifully illustrated picture book offers two different dragons as stand-ins for the two cultures embodied in the biracial main character. The Truth About Dragons is an empowering celebration of dual cultural heritage and elders to guide you through both traditions. Author Julie Leung creates a warm, reassuring story, and illustrator Hanna Cha does a fantastic job of creating fairy tale/folklore worlds for the young main character to enter. The dragons are magnificent, but so are tiny details in the colorful spreads. The biracial theme may go over some kids' heads, but the book could help spark discussion between any kid and parent about the different cultural influences in their family.

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