新书《I Dream of Popo》及作者金立葳的中英文信
From New York Times bestselling author Livia Blackburne and illustrator Julia Kuo, here is I Dream of Popo. This delicate, emotionally rich picture book celebrates a special connection that crosses time zones and oceans as Popo and her granddaughter hold each other in their hearts forever.
I dream with Popo as she rocks me in her arms.
I wave at Popo before I board my flight.
I talk to Popo from across the sea.
I tell Popo about my adventures.
When a young girl and her family emigrate from Taiwan to America, she leaves behind her beloved popo, her grandmother. She misses her popo every day, but even if their visits are fleeting, their love is ever true and strong.
Dear Asian media access Representative,
My name is Livia Blackburne. I am a Chinese American writer from Los Angeles. I hope this strange season finds you healthy and well. I am writing to let you know about something that might be of interest to your organization.
I’m the author of a picture book called I Dream of Popo, published by Macmillan, about a young girl who immigrates to California from Taiwan and her relationship with the grandmother she leaves behind. When I was growing up, I had a hard time finding children’s books written by and about Chinese people, so I’m grateful to have the opportunity to publish this story. Not only is I Dream of Popo written by a Chinese author, but the illustrator Julia Kuo and the editor Connie Hsu are also Chinese American, giving the book a truly authentic perspective. My hope is that Chinese American children across the country will get the opportunity to see themselves reflected in the story, and that the book will serve to honor and preserve our Chinese heritage for the next generation.
Here’s a bit more information about the book. Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus magazine have both given it starred reviews, which they reserve for books of exceptional merit. https://us.macmillan.com/
To celebrate the book launch, we are planning a Zoom panel hosted by Once Upon a Time Bookstore on January 10, 2021 to discuss the Chinese immigrant experience, the nuances of growing up between two worlds, and how linguistic and geographic distance affects family relationships.
If you think this is something that your membership might be interested in, we would love to send you more information. Thank you very much.
我是 "I Dream of Popo "这本图画书的作者，本书由Macmillan公司出版，
这本书不单作者是华人，它的插画家Julia Kuo 和编辑Connie Hsu 也都是来自台湾的美籍华人，
最近 Publisher’s Weekly 及 Kirkus Magazine 都给了这本书星级的评价，这是特优的著作才能得到的荣誉。
为了庆祝这本书的首发，我们计划在01/10/2021 举办一场ZOOM讨论会，是由“Once Upon a Time Bookstore" 主办. 会中我们会讨论华裔移民的经验， 成长在两个世界当中的文化差异性，
Livia Blackburne ( 金立葳）