March 2023, Allida/HarperCollins, 272 pp
An incident at a TSA security check point sows chaos and rumors, creating a chain of events that impacts twelve young Asian Americans in a crowded and restless airport. As their disrupted journeys crisscross and collide, they encounter fellow travelers–some helpful, some hostile–as they discover the challenges of friendship, the power of courage, the importance of the right word at the right time, and the unexpected significance of a blue Stratocaster electric guitar.
Twelve powerhouse Asian American authors explore themes of identity and belonging in the entwined experiences of young people whose family roots may extend to East and Southeast Asia, but who are themselves distinctly American.
KIRKUS – “This remarkable anthology offers a warm and heartfelt reassurance to all those who recognize themselves reflected in its pages: You are seen, and you do belong. Compelling and nuanced.”
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY – “an intersectionally diverse, multifaceted collaboration that’s artfully conceived and executed.”
BOOKLIST – “consistently engaging and rewarding”
BOOKPAGE – “You Are Here vividly illustrates the talents of a diverse group of creators as well as the rich and varied range of Asian American experiences and identities.”
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL – “This collection is not only important, but essential. A must-purchase for all middle grade collections.”
THE BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE – ” Readers will feel seen and heard while reading this compassionate and compelling collection.”