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Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

by Joanna Ho, illustrated by Dung Ho - £12.99  HarperCollins Publishers Inc (2021)
hardback    ISBN 13: 9780062915627 | ISBN 10: 0062915622

A New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller
 
This lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity.
 
A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mother's, her grandmother's, and her little sister's. They have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea, crinkle into crescent moons, and are filled with stories of the past and hope for the future.
 
Drawing from the strength of these powerful women in her life, she recognizes her own beauty and discovers a path to self-love and empowerment.
 
Recommended for readers aged 4-8

(Price & availability last checked: September 2021)

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