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Young Adult Literature Circles: The Magic Fish

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Book Summary

Goodreads Summary:

Tiến loves his family and his friends…but Tiến has a secret he's been keeping from them, and it might change everything. An amazing YA graphic novel that deals with the complexity of family and how stories can bring us together.

Real life isn't a fairytale.

But Tiến still enjoys reading his favorite stories with his parents from the books he borrows from the local library. It's hard enough trying to communicate with your parents as a kid, but for Tiến, he doesn't even have the right words because his parents are struggling with their English. Is there a Vietnamese word for what he's going through?

Is there a way to tell them he's gay?

A beautifully illustrated story by Trung Le Nguyen that follows a young boy as he tries to navigate life through fairytales, an instant classic that shows us how we are all connected. The Magic Fish tackles tough subjects in a way that accessible with readers of all ages, and teaches us that no matter what—we can all have our own happy endings.

Author Bio

Trung Le Nguyen, also known as Trungles, is a Vietnamese-American comic book artist and storyteller from Minnesota. He was born in a refugee camp somewhere in the Philippine province of Palawan. Nguyen currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He raises three very spoiled hens.

http://www.trungles.com/

Other books by Trung Le Nguyen:

  • The Magic Fish 
  • Star Spinner Tarot 
  • Twisted Romance #4 
  • Adventure Time Marshall Lee Spectacular 
  • Fauns & Fairies: The Adult Fantasy Coloring Book 
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