Book Industry Reviews
★ "Yu’s fictionalized biographical immigration story highlights perseverance and
creative problem solving. The ‘Note to Readers,’ author’s note, and bonus story are fantastic additions...
School Library Journal STARRED Review
"This bright and bubbly early reader graphic novel, based on debut
creator Yu’s own immigration story, validates the sometimes overwhelming nature of
learning an unfamiliar language as a child in a new country."
"Charming, funny, and full of heart."
About the book
New country. New language. New school.
Being the new kid in school is scary enough, but imagine if what it would be like if you were the new kid in a new school, in a new country. That's exactly the situation Mei Yu finds herself in when her family moves from China to Canada. With the help of her faithful sidekick Meiow, Mei learns to navigate her new world, struggling to find her place when everything feels lost.
Based on author Mei Yu's own real-life struggles and triumphs, this charming graphic novel can help inspire readers to learn to be their very best and overcome challenges in their own unique ways.
Mei's YouTube channel has over 1.7 million subscribers, 450 million views, and 1,000 videos, including her creative reimaginings of pop culture, amazing art challenges, funny and relatable comics and animations, and relaxing coloring videos where fans can color along with Mei in her coloring books in real time.