Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic

By Ginnie Lo. Illus. by Beth Lo. Lee & Low, $18.95 (9781600604423). K–Gr. 2.


Based on the author and illustrator’s childhoods, this heartfelt tale introduces two Chinese girls in 1950s Indiana who come to feel more at home thanks to, of all things, soybeans. Illustrator Lo, a ceramic artist, has painted the charming pictures on plates.




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Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth
Committed to providing a broad selection of outstanding books that mixes popular appeal with literary excellence, the Books for Youth editorial staff has chosen the titles below as best-of-the-year fiction, nonfiction, and picture books.
2012 - Selection(s)