A National Book Award Finalist
An Eisner Award Winner for Best Publication for Teens
A California Book Award Finalist
A 2022 ALSC Notable Children’s Book
A 2021 Horn Book Fanfare List selection
A 2021 ALA Best Graphic Novels for Children Reading List selection
A 2022 Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List selection
PRAISE FOR THE LEGEND OF AUNTIE PO
"Hopeful, humane, empowering story." --New York Times Book Review
“In this reclamatory and illuminating graphic novel, Khor underscores the healing power of sharing stories.” --Shelf Awareness
“A sweet book that places a Chinese girl squarely at the center of the frame... the art is lovely, it's enjoyable for young kids who can relate to Mei as a protagonist or enjoyable to adults who only remember what it was like to be thirteen.” --NPR Pop Culture Happy Hour
* "A timely and ultimately hopeful tale." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review.
* "A multifaceted addition to the historical graphic novel genre, this unique bildungsroman successfully presents many formidable topics with intentional and comprehensive grace." --The Horn Book, starred review.
*"A moving read that skillfully explores themes of racism, privilege, and identity. A must for all libraries." - School Library Journal, starred review.
“On the surface, this story is the birth of a folktale, but the author explores much deeper topics: grief, family, loyalty, racism, and self-discovery. … Watercolors are beautiful and illustrations are clean and simple, conveying a childlike air while tackling serious subject matter.” --Booklist
"Khor (The American Dream?) straddles myth and harsh realities via stunning digital pencil and hand-painted watercolor art that highlights cornerstones of Chinese culture. Much will resonate with diasporic readers, though any reader will find Mei’s journey cathartic." --Publishers Weekly