Shining Star

By The Happy Nappy Bookseller

Before I saw this book over at Lee and Low I never thought about the first Asian movie star in Hollywood. . . . I love the action and awe of the first page. Anna May is daydreaming. She is tied to the train tracks and the train is almost upon her. That in itself should pull in any reader. Wang’s illustrations are beautiful. Everything from the dresses to hairstyles and film equipment is true to the times. I don’t know what I enjoyed more, a young Anna May’s love of movies, or Anna May the actress. . . . Yoo and Wang have collaborated to created a wonderful biography about the first Chinese actress that will hold anyone’s interest.