Shining Star

By PlanetEsme

This well-paced picture book biography allows the reader to put Wong’s choices into the context of her time, and attractive, realistic paintings underscore scenes from Wong’s journey of discovery of her own identity as a Chinese-American. Besides being a very thoughtful introduction to a unique figure from Hollywood heritage, like any solid picture book biography, it can be used across grade levels, and is sure to incite discussion. — PlanetEsme