If I Had a Million Onions

If I Had a Million Onions

Series: Poetry
Genre: Yayo
Tag: All books
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Publication Year: December 2006
Illustrator: Yayo
ASIN: 1896580785
ISBN: 9781896580784
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About the Book

These stories take us into the turbulent lives of Asian-Canadian teenagers. We are drawn into their struggles to balance their parents’ expectations against the pull of today’s urban youth culture. Yee gives us a vivid snapshot of the tensions which arise from the immigration experience as he explores its profound impact upon the lives of young people.

Praise for If I Had a Million Onions:

“A delight from first line to last, these 25 poems—each featuring small, whimsical colored-pencil sketches leave even the most tone-deaf ears eager to (as the title poem puts it) ‘juggle some / Then huggle some / And give the rest away.’ ” — starred review Kirkus Reviews

About the Illustrator:

Award-winning artist Yayo has illustrated many children’s books. Originally from Columbia, he now lives with his wife and son in Montreal, Quebec.

About the Author
Sheree Fitch

is an educator, literary activist and author of poetry, picture books, nonfiction, plays, and novels for all ages. After completing her course work for her masters in English with a focus on children's literature, she has been a full-time writer. She has additionally taught Children's Literature at St. Thomas University and Teaching Poetry and Writing in the Faculty of Education at the University of New Brunswick. Sheree currently lives in Nova Scotia.

In June 2023, Sheree was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada for outstanding contributions to children's literature and to the Canadian literary community, as a writer, poet, and literacy advocate.

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