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This is Not My Home

Little Brown, Hachette January 2023

ISBN-13: 9780316377102

When Lily's mom announces their family must move back to Taiwan to take care of their elderly Ah Ma, Lily is devastated to leave behind her favorite foods, friends, and life for a place that is most definitely not her home. But Lily soon realizes through the help of her family and friends, what home means to them. 

And perhaps someday, maybe not today, but someday, it might become her home too. 

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"Debut author-illustrator duo Chang and Yoh offer a take by turns moving and funny, capturing the heartfelt struggles that come with a significant change."


– Publisher's Weekly

"Through spare text, thoughtful illustration, and masterful artistic design, this quiet and empathetic story captures an affecting journey of gradual healing and adjustment."

– Booklist (starred review)

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-Booklist (starred review)

"It is rare for a book of so few words to pack such an emotional wallop. A truly exceptional debut."

"Simple sentence structure and outstanding use of white space leave room for the complexity of emotions percolating beneath Lily’s protestations. The delicate Photoshop illustrations, which incorporate graphic-novel panels, brim with warmth, liveliness, and culturally specific detail, including speech bubbles filled with Mandarin Chinese—bewildering to Lily’s ear. Striking, too, is Lily’s progression through a series of wordless pages. Small shifts in wardrobe and demeanor convey the passage of time and Lily’s gradual acclimatization to her new environment. This accomplished picture book is all the more impressive given that its creators are current university students. Through spare text, thoughtful illustration, and masterful artistic design, this quiet and empathetic story captures an affecting journey of gradual healing and adjustment."

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How did we do it?

The process of THIS IS NOT MY HOME begins as a friendship between Eugenia and Vivienne. Not to go into too much detail but Vivienne felt the friendship spark from the start. Eugenia… well not so much. It took an all you can eat hot pot buffet with Eugenia clutching her stomach in Vivienne’s freshman year dorm at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) for their friendship to begin.

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