Emily Jiang is the author of Summoning the Phoenix, a collection of whimsical poetry and prose about modern-day children playing traditional Chinese musical instruments. Illustrated by April Chu, Summoning the Phoenix is published by Shen’s Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books, and received a Kirkus Starred Review. Summoning the Phoenix is available for purchase online and can be ordered in your local bookstore or library.
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****YOU’RE INVITED to FOUR BOOK PARTIES Around the San Francisco Bay Area! Come celebrate the Book Launch of Summoning the Phoenix!
***Get your book autographed by BOTH the author and illustrator!***
Each book party has a separate Facebook page where you can RSVP. If you do not use Facebook, you can RVSP using the form below.
We are so fortunate to have four awesome local independent bookstores host our book parties & musical guests from the California Youth Chinese Symphony!
Please RSVP if you are a Yes or Maybe so we know how many people to expect. Thank you!
Sunday, April 13th, 2:00-4:00 PM
Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia Street, San Francisco, California
***Come admire April Chu’s Art Show at Borderlands’ Cafe Gallery***
RSVP to Borderlands in San Francisco on Facebook
Read Emily’s write up in prose & haiku with photos!
Saturday, April 19th, 2:00-4:00 PM
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, California
***Welcome special guests the NerdVana Podcast***
RSVP to Kepler’s in Menlo Park on Facebook
Sunday, April 27th, 2:00-4:00 PM
Books Inc., 1760 4th Street, Berkeley, California
***Our only party in the East Bay***
RSVP to Books Inc. in Berkeley on Facebook
Saturday, May 3rd, 3:00-5:00 PM
Hicklebee’s, 1378 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, California
***In celebration of California Bookstore Day***
RSVP to Hicklebee’s in San Jose on Facebook
***Don’t use Facebook? RVSP using the form below.
Can’t make it to any of the book parties? You can order Summoning the Phoenix from your local bookstore or library OR you can purchase online.
To contact Emily, please fill out the form below.
Emily Jiang also composes music, mostly choral compositions, and her work has been performed by the award-winning San Francisco Choral Artists. “Jiang’s sense for text-setting (assuredly driven by her experience as a poet) is impeccable.” –Magee Van Speybroeck of the San Francisco Classical Voice. Read the rest of the review.
Emily’s debut album, Songs of Moon and Mischief, is a collection of 26 songs, including 25 choral and art songs written for treble voices and one chamber ensemble piece for violin, cello, and piano. Read more about her music.
Emily is currently working on a blog series Crossing Cultural Borders, about the different kinds of multicultural children’s literature from the United States. Read the introductory post!
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