Books

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

The Cover for the Book Summoning the PhoenixEmily’s children’s book Summoning the Phoenix: Poems and Prose about Chinese Musical Instruments is by Shen’s Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books!  Gorgeously illustrated by debut artist April Chu, Summoning the Phoenix is a fun and educational read.  The nonfictional sidebars share historical facts about Chinese musical instruments while the whimsical art and poetry portray a range of experiences that children feel when playing music:  tranquility, stage fright, wonder and joy.  The children playing these instruments include an array of ethnic backgrounds because Chinese music can be enjoyed by everyone!

AWARDS & HONORS

  • Best Children’s Books of 2014 in Kirkus Reviews
  • Best Picture Books of 2014 in Huffington Post
  • Recipient of an Eureka! Honor Award from the California Reading Association for excellence in nonfiction for children
  • Kirkus Starred Review

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Excerpt from final poem “Being Backstage”

Now I must dress up:
Shiny black shoes,
Neatly pressed concert dress
Or crisp trousers, button-down shirt,
And a bow tie
Because
Bow ties are cool.

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  1. Hi Emily! I think the book is stunning! I passed your website along to commissioner Roy Chan, who is going to pass it to the branch manager at the Asian branch of the Oakland Library.
    xo
    Lesley

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