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Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

Joanna Ho
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A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers'. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mother’s, her grandmother's, and her little sister's. They have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea, crinkle into crescent moons, and are filled with stories of the past and hope for the future.

Drawing from the strength of these powerful women in her life, she recognizes her own beauty and discovers a path to self-love and empowerment. This powerful, poetic picture book will resonate with readers of all ages.


Joanna Ho is passionate about anti-bias/anti-racism, equity and inclusion in books and education. She has a Master's in Educational Leadership from UC Berkeley and has worn many hats in education including: English teacher, dean, and a teacher professional development mastermind. She is currently the vice principal of a high school in the San Francisco Bay Area. Homemade chocolate chip cookies, outdoor adventures, and dance parties with her kids make Joanna’s eyes crinkle into crescent moons.


  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Later Printing edition (January 5, 2021)
  • Language: English
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0062915622
  • ISBN-13: 9780062915627
  • Reading age: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade level: Preschool - 3
  • Item Weight: 14.9 ounces
  • Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.4 x 11 inches
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