In-Person Storytime + Talk: I Am Golden launch w/ Eva Chen & Sophie Diao


Sun Jan 30 2022 at 09:00 am to 10:00 am


Books Are Magic | Brooklyn, NY

In-Person Storytime +  Talk: I Am Golden launch w\/ Eva Chen & Sophie Diao
"A loving, affecting tribute to how children of immigrants can serve as bridges and torchbearers for their communities." —Publishers Weekly
About this Event

Event guidelines:

— All attendees must wear a face mask at all times.

— Tickets are limited to restrict capacity at our store, and each ticket will include either a copy of the featured book or a $10 Books Are Magic gift card.

— Additional copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

— A signing will follow the talk.

— Home address is collected for contact tracing purposes; it will not be used otherwise.

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Books Are Magic, in partnership with Droga5 and Hyphen, presents a storytime and talk with Eva Chen and Sophie Diao, author and illustrator of I Am Golden. This ticketed event will be followed by a free-to-attend public signing at 10 AM.

This lyrical, uplifting picture book is an ode to the immigrant experience and a declaration of Chinese American joy.

What do you see when you look in the mirror, Mei? Do you see beauty?

We see eyes that point toward the sun, that give us the warmth and joy of a thousand rays when you smile. We see hair as inky black and smooth as a peaceful night sky. We see skin brushed with gold.

This joyful and lyrical picture book from New York Times-bestselling author Eva Chen is a moving ode to the immigrant experience, as well as a manifesto of self-love for Chinese American children.

Eva Chen is a first-generation Chinese-American who grew up in New York City. She blames her deviation from pre-med at Johns Hopkins University on a love of fashion and beauty instilled in her by her mother, whose perfect bob and lipstick made a permanent imprint on her impressionable young mind. Previously the editor in chief of Lucky, Eva has also written for ELLE, Vogue, Teen Vogue, Vogue China, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. She is currently the head of fashion partnerships at Instagram, where she is guilty of the occasional duck-face selfie. Eva lives in New York City with her husband and two children. She is the author of Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes, A Is for Awesome, Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure, 321 Awesome!, Roxy the Last Unisaurus Rex, Roxy the Unisaurus Rex Presents: Oh No, the Talent Show!, and I Am Golden.

Sophie Diao is an artist in San Francisco. As research for the book Sarah and the Big Wave, she surfed a wave that she's pretty sure was over one foot tall. She loves illustrating natural wonders and is the talent behind many a Google Doodle. She is the illustrator of I Am Golden.


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Books Are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn, United States

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