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A thousand beginnings and endings : 15 retellings of Asian myths and legends

Oh, Ellen, (editor.). Chapman, Elsie, (editor.). Chokshi, Roshani. Forbidden fruit. (Added Author). Wong, Alyssa. Olivia's table. (Added Author). Lee, Lori M. Steel skin. (Added Author). Charaipotra, Sona. Still star-crossed. (Added Author). Bodard, Aliette de. Counting of Vermillion beads. (Added Author). Myers, E. C. (Eugene C.), 1978- Land of the morning calm. (Added Author). Saeed, Aisha. Smile. (Added Author). Chhibber, Preeti. Girls who twirl and other dangers. (Added Author). Kanakia, Rahul. Spear carrier. (Added Author).

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Barnesville Public Library Y THO (Text) 33500012743167 Main Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 0062671154
  • ISBN: 9780062671158
  • Physical Description: 328 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: Forbidden fruit (Filipino) / by Roshani Chokshi -- Olivia's table (Chinese) / by Alyssa Wong -- Steel skin (Hmong) / by Lori M. Lee -- Still star-crossed (Punjabi) / by Sona Charaipotra -- Counting the vermillion beads (Vietnamese) / by Aliette De Bodard -- The Land of the Morning Calm (Korean) / by E. C. Myers -- The smile (South Asian) / by Aisha Saeed -- Girls who twirl and other dangers (Gujarati) / by Preeti Chhibber -- Nothing into all (Korean) / by Renee Ahdieh -- Spear carrier (South Asian) / by Rahul Kanakia -- Code of honor (Filipino) / by Melissa De La Cruz -- Bullet, butterfly (Chinese) / by Elsie Chapman -- Daughter of the Sun (South Asian) / by Shveta Thakrar -- The Crimson cloak (Chinese) / by Cindy Pon -- Eyes like candlelight (Japanese) / by Julie Kagawa.
Summary, etc.: Fifteen authors of Asian descent reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia, in short stories ranging from fantasy to science fiction to contemporary, from romance to tales of revenge.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 March #2
    Authors Oh (CEO of We Need Diverse Books) and Chapman (Dualed, 2013) have created this much-needed anthology of Asian myths and folktales, retold by diasporic Asian writers. Each of the 15 stories is followed by an author statement that deepens the meaning of these stories of Filipino, Chinese, Hmong, Punjabi, Vietnamese, Korean, South Asian, Gujurati, and Japanese origin. It's a wonderful concept, and the styles and subjects are as diverse as the countries and cultures represented, ranging from traditional period settings to imaginative science fiction. One standout is Alyssa Wong's poignant take on the Chinese legend of the Hungry Ghost, which features a mixed-race lesbian protagonist mourning her dead mother. As the editors note in their introduction, "We would have been overjoyed to have found this anthology, filled with characters with skin and hair and names more like ours, in our beloved libraries." Although there will certainly be a special thrill of recognition for readers of Asian descent, these stories are for everyone. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Mythology, Asian Juvenile fiction
Tales Asia Juvenile fiction
Short stories, American
Mythology, Asian Fiction
Folklore Asia Fiction
Asia Fiction
Short stories
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Folk tales.
Short stories.
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