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Review of Summer at Squee

Summer at Squee by Andrea WangMiddle School    Kokila/Penguin    320 pp.3/24    9780593111314    $18.99e-book ed.  9780593111321    $10.99Phoenny, a thirteen-year-old Chinese American girl, is ecstatic to return to SCCWEE (Summertime Chinese Culture, Wellness, and Enrichment Experience)—Camp Squee for short. It is sure to be another awesome summer with her best friends, the Squad....

A Conversation with Jason Chin

Photo: Deirdre Gill. Jason Chin is the winner of the 2022 Randolph Caldecott Medal for Watercress (written by Andrea Wang; published by Neal Porter Books/ Holiday House). Martha V. Parravano interviewed Jason via email for Calling Caldecott. Calling Caldecott: Congratulations on winning the Caldecott! So well earned. What have been some...

Review of Luli and the Language of Tea

Luli and the Language of Tea by Andrea Wang; illus. by Hyewon YumPreschool    Porter/Holiday    40 pp.    g5/22    978-0-8234-4614-8    $18.99While adults attend an ESL class, their children go to a playroom next door. The room is full but quiet; no one speaks the same language, and all the kids play separately....

2022 ALA YMAs for families!

Bright and early on Monday, January 24, the American Library Association announced the winners of its Youth Media Awards (known to some as the Oscars of KidLit), including the Newbery, Caldecott, Children's Literature Legacy, Coretta Scott King Author and Illustrator, and many others. Read Horn Book reviews of the winners, and...

Watercress: Andrea Wang's 2021 BGHB Picture Book Honor Speech

Sometimes personal stories take a long time before they’re shared. Such was the case with Watercress, which is based on my own memory of picking watercress by the side of the road. At first, it seemed too inconsequential an event to share with my own children. These were kids who...

BGHB 2021: Watercress

Picture Book week continues in our month-long virtual Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards celebration.   Today, chair Luann Toth introduces the 2021 BGHB Picture Book Honor Book Watercress:   The 2021 Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book Award for Picture Book is presented to author Andrea Wang and illustrator Jason Chin for...

Presenting the 2021 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners

  On Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 12 pm EDT, Horn Book editor in chief Roger Sutton announced the 2021 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners. If you want to relive the excitement, you can watch the archived video here:     2021 BOSTON GLOBE–HORN BOOK AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED Prestigious Program...

Review of Watercress

Watercress by Andrea Wang; illus. by Jason Chin Primary    Porter/Holiday    32 pp.    g 3/21    978-0-8234-4624-7    $18.99 e-book ed.  978-0-8234-5054-1    $11.99 Transcending space and time, memories bring a Chinese American family together. A girl in cutoffs and a T-shirt is embarrassed when her parents stop the car to pick wild watercress...

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