In this heartwarming picture book, an Asian American girl shares how her family expresses their love for one another through actions rather than words.
How do you tell your family that you love them? For Hana, love is all around her: Mom stirs love into a steaming pot of xifan. Dad cheers with love at her soccer game. Hana says good night with love by rubbing her grandma’s feet and pouring her grandpa his sleepy tea. And as the light fades, Hana’s parents tuck her into bed and give her a good night kiss.
So many families express their love in all they do for one another, every day. Here is a book that wraps you in a hug and invites your family to share their own special ways of showing love.
Nicole Chen’s experience growing up Taiwanese American, and the blend of Catalan, Spanish, Taiwanese and American influences in her present home, fuels her desire to write and tell stories that reflect a diverse and multicultural American identity. Nicole lives in sunny California with her Andorran husband and young daughter. This is her debut book. To learn more about Nicole, visit storiesbynicolechen.com.
Lenny Wen is an author-illustrator who was born in Indonesia. She loves to draw whimsical, spooky, and nostalgic childhood illustrations with a mixture of storytelling, imagination, and emotion. She was an SCBWI Portfolio honoree and has numerous upcoming books, including Halloween Is Coming and Better Together. She lives in Austria. To learn more about Lenny, please visit lennywen.com.