I just received some nice news. The August 2017 Kids’ Indie Next list includes my blurb for A Different Pond by Bao Phi and Thi Bui. Here it is.
A strong, quiet story about love, family connection, and the way community is built on small shared moments. Bao Phi’s clear prose tells a story where maybe not much seems to happen, but illuminates the whole world for a child who loves his father, and stretches himself. Thi Bui’s illustrations and page layouts bring the reader into the life of a boy, a family, and the community where they live.