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Messy roots, a graphic memoir of a Wuhanese American, Laura Gao ; with color and art assistance by Weiwei Xu

Label
Messy roots, a graphic memoir of a Wuhanese American, Laura Gao ; with color and art assistance by Weiwei Xu
Language
eng
resource.biographical
autobiography
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
resource.interestAgeLevel
Ages 14-up
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Messy roots
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
Oclc number
1301361417
Responsibility statement
Laura Gao ; with color and art assistance by Weiwei Xu
Sub title
a graphic memoir of a Wuhanese American
Summary
"After spending her early years in Wuhan, China, riding water buffalos and devouring stinky tofu, Laura immigrates to Texas, where her hometown is as foreign as Mars -- at least until 2020, when COVID-19 makes Wuhan a household name. In "Messy Roots," Laura illustrates her coming-of-age as a girl who simply wants to make the basketball team, escape Chinese school, and figure out why girls make her heart flutter. Insightful, original, and hilarious, toggling seamlessly between past and present, China and America, Gao's debut is a tour de force of graphic storytelling." -- back cover
Target audience
adolescent
Classification
Creator
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