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Starred Review:

Ming's Christmas Wishes

2020 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Picture Books (Children's)

More than anything, Ming wants to feel like she belongs, and a Christmas tree would be grand, too. Growing up in the 1930s, she faces discrimination at school for being Chinese, and displeasure at home for being too American. The book’s beautiful illustrations feature snowy Northern California landscapes and warm indoor scenes, in which Ming’s wise father shows her how to honor her heritage while embracing new customs. It’s a heartwarming holiday story based on real events.

Reviewed by Pallas Gates McCorquodale

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