A Newbery Honor-Winning Author
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One of the New York Times Best Children's Books of 2021
A 2021 New York Public Library Best Book
A 2021 School Library Journal Best Book
A 2021 Center for the Study of Multicultural Literature Best Book
Meilan Hua's world is made up of her family's beloved matriarch, Nai Nai; the bakery her parents, aunts, and uncles own and run in Boston's Chinatown; and her favorite Chinese fairy tales. After Nai Nai passes, Meilan, her parents, and her grandfather search for a new home in Redbud, Ohio. Everything in Redbud is the opposite of Chinatown, and Meilan's not quite sure who she is. Sometimes she is Mist, cooling and invisible; other times she's Basket, carrying her parents' hopes and dreams; and occasionally she is bright Blue, the way she feels around her new friend Logan. Meilan keeps her facets separate until an injustice at school shows her the power of bringing her many selves together.