The Mystery of the Painted Fan (Hardcover)

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By Linda Trinh, Clayton Nguyen (Illustrator)
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The third book in the early chapter book series The Nguyen Kids features the youngest sibling, Jacob, and continues the series' exploration of social justice themes, specifically gender expression and identity, with a supernatural twist.



When I shut the door, I hold my painted fan. I breathe in and out. I wonder . . . will Grandma Nội help me?

Thoughtful and creative, Jacob is tired of being the baby of the family. He is ready to fully express himself in all of the ways that feel right to him, but not everyone seems as eager to accept change--even his own parents. He still loves hockey, yet he also wants to try something new, even if others may not understand. Confused and frustrated, Jacob turns to the beautiful fan his Grandma Nội gave him, which features all of the Vietnamese zodiac animals. With the mysterious fan and memories of Grandma guiding him, Jacob finds the power to remain true to himself, and show his family who he could be.

About the Author

LINDA TRINH is a Vietnamese Canadian author who writes fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. She lives with her family in Winnipeg, Manitoba.CLAYTON NGUYEN is a Vietnamese artist born in Ottawa and currently based in Toronto, Ontario.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781773217710
ISBN-10: 1773217712
Publisher: Annick Press
Publication Date: April 25th, 2023
Pages: 128
Language: English