The Magic Fish-(A Graphic Novel)

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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by New York Public Library • Kirkus Reviews • Booklist • Publishers Weekly

In this gorgeous debut graphic novel, fairy tales are the only way one boy can communicate with his Vietnamese immigrant parents. But how will he find the words to tell them that he’s gay? A powerful read about family, identity and the enduring magic of stories.
 
“One of the most astounding graphic novels of the year"  –Entertainment Weekly


Tien and his mother may come from different cultures—she’s an immigrant from Vietnam still struggling with English; he’s been raised in America—but through the fairy tales he checks out from the local library, those differences are erased.
 
But as much as Tien’s mother’s English continues to improve as he reads her tales of love, loss, and travel across distant shores, there’s one conversation that still eludes him—how to come out to her and his father. Is there even a way to explain what he’s going through in Vietnamese? And without a way to reveal his hidden self, how will his parents ever accept him?
 
This beautifully illustrated graphic novel speaks to the complexity of family and how stories can bring us together even when we don’t know the words.
 
“A lyrical masterpiece.” –BuzzFeed

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Product # P8473-G
Author Trung Le Nguyen
Grade Level 7-12
Interest Level 7-12
Fiction/Nonfiction Fiction
Lexile Level HL 400
Publisher Dell
BOM Count 0
Multicultural Asian American