Life of a Genius
By Midwest Book Review
Written and illustrated by Demi, Su Dongpo: Chinese Genius is the picture book story of a man named Su Shih in Ancient China who as a boy began to write stories and verses expressing an admiration of the natural world. When Su Shih grew up to become an important scholar and influential statesman, he changed his name to Su Dongpo and risked his life by promoting justice and condemning corruption. The celebration story of a life of hardship and success lived with grace, humility and compassion that is designed to inspire young readers with a real-life example of dignity, ingenuity, courage, and resilience, Su Dongpo: Chinese Genius is a strongly recommended addition to both school and library picture book collections.