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Ellen Oh


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A powerful and engaging exploration of contemporary Asian American identity through interwoven stories set in a teeming Chicago airport, written by award-winning and bestselling East and Southeast Asian American authors including Linda Sue Park, Grace Lin, Erin Entrada Kelly, Traci Chee, and Ellen Oh. Flying Lessons meets Black Boy Joy.

***Six Starred Reviews!***

"Reminds us that a more functional, less ailing America requires not just the courage to speak but the courage to listen."--New York Times Book Review

"Not only important, but essential."--School Library Journal, Starred Review

An incident at a TSA security check point sows chaos and rumors, creating a chain of events that impacts twelve young Asian Americans in a crowded and restless airport. As their disrupted journeys crisscross and collide, they encounter fellow travelers--some helpful, some hostile--as they discover the challenges of friendship, the power of courage, the importance of the right word at the right time, and the unexpected significance of a blue Stratocaster electric guitar.

Twelve powerhouse Asian American authors explore themes of identity and belonging in the entwined experiences of young people whose family roots may extend to East and Southeast Asia, but who are themselves distinctly American.

Written by Linda Sue Park, Erin Entrada Kelly, Grace Lin, Traci Chee, Mike Chen, Meredith Ireland, Mike Jung, Minh Lê, Ellen Oh, Randy Ribay, Christina Soontornvat, and Susan Tan, and edited by Ellen Oh.

Publisher: Allida
Published: 03/07/2023
Pages: 272
Weight: 0.73lbs
Size: 8.29h x 5.80w x 1.03d
ISBN: 9780063239081
Age: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 12/01/2022 pg. 128
Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2023
Publishers Weekly 01/23/2023
Shelf Awareness 03/17/2023
School Library Journal 04/01/2023 pg. 130
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 05/01/2023 - Book Of Special Distinction
Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2023 pg. 145
BookPage 03/01/2023