Tofu Quilt

By International Examiner

Although each poem focuses on a different theme, the book flows like a cohesive stream of memories. The time and place may differ, but readers will relate to Yeung Russell’s stories about family and discovering your place in the world. Young girls will particularly enjoy the poems about the author’s desire to become a writer, and how her mother, teacher, and a favorite uncle encouraged her to pursue her dream. Yeung Russell’s use of humor makes Tofu Quilt an entertaining read. . . . [An] enjoyable collection of poems. The publisher recommends this book for ages 8-12, but I think that middle school-aged children would enjoy this book as well.