Shining Star

By Shen's Books

Without fanfare or didacticism, Shining Star goes way beyond the confines of a mere biography of a movie star and addresses a whole world of issues related to Chinese-American history and racism in the early 20th century. . . . Author Paula Yoo deals with this reality admirably by telling Anna May’s story in a clear, straightforward, non-sensationalist manner. . . . Without saying so overtly, Yoo has told a story of a pioneer in racial equality who confronts the reality of racism and battles the system from the inside. It’s wonderful to learn about strong minority women who have paved the way for greater understanding and equality for all of us in every field, including the happily-ever-after world of the movies.Shen’s Books