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storytime with Andrea Wang

April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Savoy Bookshop & Café presents a storytime with Andrea Wang for the new book, Watercress!

Ocean State CoverAbout the Book
Gathering watercress by the side of the road brings a girl closer to her family’s Chinese Heritage. Andrea Wang tells a moving autobiographical story of a child of immigrants discovering and connecting with her heritage, illustrated by award winning author and artist Jason Chin, working in an entirely new style, inspired by Chinese painting techniques. An author’s note in the back shares Andrea’s childhood experience with her parents.

About Andrea Wang
ANDREA WANG is the award- winning author of The Nian Monster and Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando. She was inspired to write Watercress by her experience growing up in rural Ohio as a child of Chinese immigrants. Andrea holds an M.S. in Environmental Science and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing for Young People. She lives in Colorado with her family.

Instagram: @andreawhywang

Twitter: @andreaywang

About Jason Chin
JASON CHIN is a celebrated author and illustrator of children’s books. His book Grand Canyon was awarded a Caldecott Honor, a Sibert Honor, and the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award. His other acclaimed nonfiction titles— Redwoods, Coral Reefs, Island: A Story of the Galápagos, Gravity, and Your Place in the Universe—have received numerous starred reviews and other accolades. He is also the illustrator of Stephanie Parsley Ledyard’s debut title Pie Is for Sharing and Miranda Paul’s Water Is Water and Nine Months: Before a Baby Is Born, the latter, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book. He lives in Vermont with his wife and children.

Instagram: @authorjasonchin

Twitter: @authorjasonchin

Event date:
Sunday, April 10, 2022 – 2:00pm
Event address:
Savoy Bookshop and Café
10 Canal St.
Westerly, RI 02891
Watercress Cover Image
Watercress (Hardcover)
By Andrea Wang, Jason Chin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780823446247
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Neal Porter Books – March 30th, 2021


Savoy Bookshop and Café
10 Canal St.
Westerly, RI 02891 United States
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