Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

by Joanna Ho

On Sale: 01/05/2021

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

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Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

by Joanna Ho

illustrated by Dung Ho

On Sale: 01/05/2021

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About the Book

This lyrical and stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the of spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry 

"This tale of self-acceptance and respect for one’s roots is breathtaking.” —Kirkus (starred review)

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. 

This powerful, poetic picture book will resonate with readers of all ages and is a celebration of diversity. 

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Critical Praise

“When the narrator comes to describe her own eyes and acknowledges the power they hold, she is posed against swirling patterns, figures, and swaths of breathtaking landscapes from Chinese culture. This tale of self-acceptance and respect for one’s roots is breathtaking.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062915627
  • ISBN 10: 0062915622
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 01/05/2021
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Asian American
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)

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