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Young Adult

  • An Echo in the City, K.X Song
    Little Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316396820, June 20, 2023 (Young Adult)

    An Echo in the City is a brilliant, moving, coming-of-age story about two teens on the opposite sides of the 2019 Hong Kong protests, trying to figure out their place in the bigger picture. A must read for young activists and fans of Like a Love Story.

    —Abby Rice, Title IX: A Bookstore, Mystic, CT

    “A bittersweet story told by two teens on opposite sides of the 2019 Hong Kong protests. Phoenix is an upper-class prep school student who gets swept up in the protests; Kai is a recent immigrant from mainland China who joins the police force to gain the approval of his HK officer father. This book is beautiful, propulsive, and important — I’d recommend it highly to older teens, with the note that it includes some really intense, difficult scenes that may be too much for younger readers.”

    —Talia Smart, Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC

    “Two teens in Hong Kong explore politics as a Chinese American girl joins an activist group to protest government control, while another young man who is a Chinese national citizen tries to please his law enforcement father by conforming to the norm. Sparks fly when the two meet, and their beliefs and feelings are challenged. A layered teen romance with socio-political themes.”

    —Gerard Villegas, Auntie’s Bookstore, Spokane, WA

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