Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic

By School Library Journal

Adding fullness to the narrative, wonderfully appropriate to the content, and paying homage to China’s rich art history, Beth Lo’s series of hand-painted porcelain plates serve as the book’s illustrations. The soft, rounded compositions and earthy shades create feelings of easy comfort and warmth, and are a joy to behold. An author’s note, information about soybeans, family photos, and a glossary/pronunciation guide are included. This is a stellar title that will rest comfortably next to acclaimed picture-book memoirs by Allen Say, Peter Sís, and Uri Shulevitz.