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Wild Greens Beautiful Girl

Wild Greens Beautiful Girl

(Pre-Order, Aug 15 2024)

Erica Lee Schlaikjer
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On the eastern plains of Taiwan, a young girl and her mother pick wild greens before a rainstorm drenches them and their garden. When she goes to pull at the roots of a spikey, stalky weed, she learns that the plant is not what it seems. A lyrical story that shows young readers how to appreciate the bounty of nature and the beauty of identity.

Chinese and Pinyin translations are included in pages and backmatter features additional information on the Indigenous Amis people of Taiwan. An Own Voices, Own Stories award winner.


Erica Lee Schlaikjer grew up as a mixed-race "Third Culture Kid" in a Foreign Service family, living in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Switzerland, and the United States. Her mother is Falangaw Amis, indigenous to Taiwan. Her father is White American. She writes stories about the joy of belonging, the beauty of fleeting moments, and the wonders of nature. She currently lives with her husband in Los Angeles--the ancestral lands of the Tongva, Tataviam, Serrano, Kizh, and Chumash Peoples.

Cinyee Chiu is originally from Taiwan, now living in Vancouver, Canada. She got her illustration MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. She's always happy to try new things, and likes to make things pretty, playful, and exciting.


  • Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
  • Publish Date: August 15, 2024
  • Pages: 40
  • Dimensions: 9.0 X 11.0 inches | 1.74 pounds
  • Language: English
  • Type: Hardcover
  • EAN/UPC: 9781534113152
  • BISAC Categories: Girls & Women, People & Places - Asia
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