Books to Ring in the Year of the Ox/Bull/Cow

Lunar New Year is a 15 day long festival typically celebrated in China and other East Asian countries that begins with the first new moon of the lunar calendar and ends on the first full moon of the lunar calendar. This year, the Lunar New Year begins on February 12th. Over 1.5 billion people celebrate Lunar New Year. Learn more about this important holiday with books available from the Verona Public Library or pick up a YA title that honors the cultures that celebrate Lunar New Year.

Emergency Contact

Mary H.K. Choi

YA Choi

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After a chance encounter, Penny and Sam become each other’s emergency contacts and find themselves falling in love digitally, without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other”

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns

Julie C. Dao

YA Dao

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Beautiful eighteen-year-old Xifeng, raised by a cruel aunt who says the stars destine her to be Empress of Feng Lu, chooses to spurn the man who loves her and exploit the dark magic that can make her dream real.

Outrun the Moon

Stacy Lee

YA Lee

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 “On the eve of the San Fransisco Earthquake of 1906, Mercy Wong–daughter of Chinese immigrants–is struggling to hold her own among the spoiled heiresses at prestigious St. Clare’s School. When tragedy strikes, everyone must band together to survive”– From PALS Plus Catalog

Dragon Pearl

Yoon Ha Lee

MJ Lee

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Min, a thirteen-year-old girl with fox-magic, stows away on a battle cruiser and impersonates a cadet in order to solve the mystery of what happened to her older brother in the Thousand World Space Forces.

The Astonishing Color of After

Emily X.R. Pan

YA Pan

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After her mother’s suicide, grief-stricken Leigh Sanders travels to Taiwan to stay with grandparents she never met, determined to find her mother who she believes turned into a bird.