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Read for a Lifetime 2023-2024 List: Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American

Illinois Center for the Book Reading Program

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272 Pages

After spending her early years in Wuhan, China, riding water buffalos and devouring stinky tofu, Laura immigrates to Texas, where her hometown is as foreign as Mars — at least until 2020, when COVID-19 makes Wuhan a household name. Messy Roots, tells the story of the girl who simply wants to make the basketball team, escape Chinese school and figure out why girls make her heart flutter. 

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