The Many Meanings of Meilan

Title

The Many Meanings of Meilan

Description

"Meilan Hua's world is made up of a few key ingredients: 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, the family has a falling-out that sends Meilan, her parents, and her grieving grandfather on the road in search of a new home. They take a winding path across the country before landing in Redbud, Ohio. Everything in Redbud is the opposite of Chinatown, and Meilan's not quite sure who she is--being renamed at school only makes it worse. She decides she is many Meilans, each inspired by a different Chinese character with the same pronunciation as her name. Sometimes she is Mist, cooling and invisible; other times, she's Basket, carrying her parents' hopes and dreams and her guilt of not living up to them; 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. The Many Meanings of Meilan, written in stunning prose by Newbery Honor-winning author Andrea Wang, is an exploration of all the things it's possible to grieve, the injustices large and small that make us rage, and the peace that's unlocked when we learn to find home within ourselves." --Amazon.com

Creator

Wang, Andrea

Publisher

Kokila

Date

2021

Rights

This publication is protected under copyright laws. No part of this book may be reproduced, scanned, or distributed in any form without permission.

Language

eng

Type

Text; Book

Identifier

ISBN-10: 0593111281
ISBN-13 : ‎9780593111284

Date Created

2021

Extent

364 pages, 22 cm.

Position: 582 (114 views)

Files

Meilan.jpg

Citation

Anonymous, “The Many Meanings of Meilan,” CALASYS - CALA Academic Resources & Repository System, accessed June 13, 2024, https://ir.cala-web.org/items/show/862.