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JMRL's Same Page Community Read is a community reading program to promote and discuss one book throughout March 2019 by an author featured at the Virginia Festival of the Book. JMRL invites all book lovers in Central Virginia to join this reading initiative. Read and discuss The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See and participate in programs about the book, its themes, and its author. The author will be at JMRL's Northside Library on March 2oth at 6pm, and this event will be free and open to the public.
We've selected a list of books, movies, and music in the JMRL collection that will inspire further exploration and enhance your reading. Find more resources and discussion questions for this book in . Find information on programs, contests and more by visiting JMRL's Same Page.
- 1 About the Author
- 2 Works by Lisa See
- 3 Related Reading - Fiction
- 4 Related Reading - Nonfiction
- 5 Movies and Music
- 6 Books for Teens
- 7 Books for Youth
About the Author
Lisa See is the New York Times bestselling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls, Dreams of Joy, and China Dolls. Her most recent novel, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, was released by Scribner in March 2017. Booklist has said of the new novel, “See’s focus on the unbreakable bonds between mothers and daughters, by birth and by circumstance, becomes an extraordinary homage to unconditional love.” Ms. See has also written a mystery series that takes place in China, as well as On Gold Mountain, which is about her Chinese-American family. Her books have been published in 39 languages. Ms. See was honored as National Woman of the Year by the Organization of Chinese American Women in 2001, was the recipient of the Chinese American Museum’s History Makers Award in 2003, and is slated to receive the Golden Spike Award from the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California in 2017.
Ms. See wrote the libretto for Los Angeles Opera based on On Gold Mountain, which premiered in June 2000. That same year, she also curated the exhibition On Gold Mountain: A Chinese American Experience at the Autry Museum. Ms. See then helped develop and curate the Family Discovery Gallery at the Autry Museum, an interactive space for children and their families that focused on Lisa’s bi-racial, bi-cultural family. The installation was up for twelve years. In 2003, she curated the inaugural exhibition—a retrospective of artist Tyrus Wong—for the grand opening of the Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles. In addition, she designed a walking tour of L.A.’s Chinatown and wrote the companion guidebook for Angels Walk L.A. to celebrate the opening of the MTA’s Chinatown station. As a longtime trustee on the University of California Press Foundation, she endowed the Lisa See Endowment Fund in Southern California History and Culture.
Read See's biography on her webpage.
Works by Lisa See
Related Reading - Fiction
This list of adult fiction related reading includes themes of Mother-daughter relationships, Chinese identities, tea, and transnational adoption.
- F Diffenbough, Vanessa
- Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbough
Related Reading - Nonfiction
- 92 Angelou, Maya
Movies and Music
Movies and music with themes of Contemporary Israel, Jewish Americans, anti-semitism, trusting neighbors, Holocaust, bullies, family stories, self-defense/bullies.
- CD Jewish
- DVD Big
Books for Teens
TEEN READ SELECTIONS:
- Discussed by tween book groups at the Greene County Library, Central Library, Crozet Library, Gordon Avenue Library, and Louisa County Library
- Discussed by teen book groups at Central Library, Crozet Library, and Greene County Library
- YA Arnold, David
- When she learns that her mother is sick in Ohio, Mim confronts her demons on a thousand-mile odyssey from Mississippi that redefines her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane
- 92 Barakat
Books for Youth
Children's Book Club Selections
- Discussed by Book Bugs at Northside Library
- Discussed by Page Turners at Crozet Library
- J Yang
- J Hargrave
- JP Friedman
- JP Lambert
- J Jun
- J O’Neill
- J Sheva