Shining Star

By BookDragon, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program

A fabulous biography for the youngest readers about the first-ever bonafide Asian American superstar. . . . Author Paula Yoo even manages to tackle the concept of “yellowface” (non-Asian actors made up to look like grotesque stereotypes of Hollywood’s cringe-inducing ‘Orientals’), while illustrator Wang perfectly captures the shock of Wong’s dismay watching Lon Chaney being turned into her on-film Chinese husband. Anna May Wong must be loving every page from up above!