In-Store: Storytime w/ Michele Wong McSween: Celebrate Lunar New Year!


Sat Feb 04 2023 at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm


Books Are Magic Montague | Brooklyn, NY

Join Books Are Magic and author of the beloved Gordon & Li Li series Michele Wong McSween for a storytime and Lunar New Year celebration!
About this Event

Event guidelines:

  • All attendees are encouraged to wear face masks at all times.
  • RSVP is highly encouraged but not required.
  • Additional copies of the event book will be available for purchase in-store.
  • The reading will be followed by a book signing.
  • As a reminder: If you are not feeling well, please do not come to the event, even if you have a ticket; email us and we'll work it out.

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Learn English and Mandarin words with Gordon and Li Li as they celebrate the traditions and festivities of Chinese New Year in their latest bilingual book!

Gordon and Li Li are cousins. Li Li is from Beijing, China, and speaks Mandarin. Gordon lives in Brooklyn, New York and speaks English. They are so excited to celebrate Chinese New Year together!

Gordon & Li Li Celebrate Chinese New Year is an adorable and informative must-have book for any family who wants to get little ones excited to learn about Chinese New Year — and a second language! Each page features the English and pinyin spelling along with the Chinese character and the phonetic Mandarin pronunciation to help readers practice.

Michele Wong McSween is a mom, former fashion designer, author, and a fourth-generation Chinese-American. Growing up in Sacramento, CA, she never learned to speak Chinese and didn’t appreciate her culture until she had children of her own. Realizing she was their last link to their heritage, McSween wanted to be sure her own boys connected with the Chinese language and culture early on. After enrolling them in early-learning Mandarin classes, McSween looked for cute, fun, first Mandarin word books to read with them at bedtime and found nothing was available. She created Gordon & Li Li with an appealing, simple and modern design aesthetic that would engage kids and parents alike and inspire a love of learning Mandarin.


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Books Are Magic Montague, 122 Montague Street, Brooklyn, United States

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