Auntie Yang's Great Soybean Picnic by Ginnie Lo

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A Chinese American girl's Auntie Yang discovers soybeans—a favorite Chinese food—growing in Illinois, and their family starts a soybean picnic tradition that grows into an annual community event.


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GINNIE and BETH LO are sisters who grew up in the Indiana. Their parents immigrated from China, and Auntie Yang's Great Soybean Picnic is inspired by their memories of growing up Chinese American, including the traditional foods and stories they loved and a large, close community of family and friends.Ginnie Lo is a retired computer science professor who taught at the University of Oregon for many years. She enjoys hiking, international folk dancing, playing mahjong, and traveling-especially taking family trips to China. The mother of two grown children, she lives with her husband in Eugene, Oregon.Beth Lo is an internationally recognized ceramic artist who has earned numerous awards and grants for her artwork, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a United States Artists Hoi Fellowship. She also teaches art at the University of Montana and plays upright and electric bass in two bands. She has one grown son and she and her husband make their home in Missoula, Montana.
Published April 1, 2012 by Lee & Low Books. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The treasured weekend visits with Auntie and Uncle Yang that help an immigrant family cope with feelings of isolation take on a new wrinkle when Auntie Yang spots a field of soybeans on a Sunday drive.

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In the second book from these sibling collaborators (following Mahjong All Day Long), Chinese-American Jinyi and her family are visiting their Auntie and Uncle Yang outside Chicago.

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While out for a drive on a family visit, the Yangs and the Los stumble across a field of soybeans, something the adults had never before seen in the United States and the children had never before seen at all.

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