Boston Book Festival 2021 Boston Book Festival 2021

Story Time: Jason Chin and Andrea Wang

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Jason Chin
Watercress, Tuesday, October 18 | virtual

Jason Chin is a celebrated author and illustrator of many children’s books, including Your Place in the Universe, Miranda Paul’s Nine Months: Before a Baby is Born, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book, and Andrea Wang’s Watercress. 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, and Gravity—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. Jason lives in Vermont with his wife and children.

Andrea Wang
Watercress, Monday, October 18 | virtual

Andrea Wang is the award-winning author of The Nian Monster (APALA Honor, PW starred review) and Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando (JLG Gold Standard Selection, Sakura Medal, Freeman Book Award Honor, SLJ starred review). She has two books releasing in 2021: Watercress (JLG Gold Standard Selection, starred reviews from Kirkus, SLJ, PW, Horn Book); and The Many Meanings of Meilan, her debut middle grade novel. Her work explores culture, creative thinking, and identity. She is also the author of seven nonfiction titles for the library and school market. Andrea holds an M.S. in environmental science and an M.F.A. in creative writing for young people. She lives in the Denver area with her family.


Recently named a Boston Globe–Horn Book honor book, Watercress, written by Andrea Wang and illustrated by Jason Chin, tells an understated but deeply moving story about a seemingly simple family meal that’s laden with significance for its Chinese American family. In this story time, artist Jason Chin and author Andrea Wang will introduce viewers to this aptly bittersweet story and Chin’s exquisitely detailed watercolor illustrations, which mirror the theme by utilizing both Chinese and Western brushwork techniques. Don’t miss your opportunity to explore Boston’s Chinatown while enjoying a StoryWalk based on Watercress! See our website for details. Sponsored by Simmons University.

Donations made during registration or during the session itself will go to support the Boston Globe's Globe Santa program, gifting new books and toys to children in need this holiday season!

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