Reviewed by Melanie A. on January 10, 2013
Na Liu moved to the U.S. in her early 20’s. Soon after learning that she and her cartoonist husband would be having their first child, they decided to work together to create a graphic novel for children. Na Liu’s husband loved hearing his wife’s childhood stories describing life in Wuhan, China. Na Liu was born in 1973, a time when China was slowly opening up to the rest of the world and replacing ancient traditions with new ways of living. This graphic novel is a striking, down to earth illumination of Na Liu’s perception of life in China during the 1970’s. As Na Liu’s husband states, “ It’s stuff I can’t learn from books.” I loved it.