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Belle Yang's Reviews

Reviews of Belle’s Work

A Nest in Springtime Jacket
May.25.2012
Published by Kirkus Reviews
Chinese Lessons in Board Books by Julie Danielson on May 25, 2012 | Posted in Children's   I don’t write often enough about board books for the youngest of...
Summertime Rainbow Jacket Art
May.13.2012
Published by New York Times
    SUMMERTIME RAINBOWA Bilingual Book of Colors.Written and illustrated by Belle Yang.24 pp. Candlewick Press. $6.99. (Board book; ages 1 to 4) Published with a...
Summertime Rainbow Jacket Art
Apr.16.2012
Published by Publisher's Weekly
  Children's Summertime Rainbow: A Bilingual Book of Colors Belle Yang. Candlewick, $6.99 (24p) ISBN 978-0-7636-5280-7  Three pudgy gouache rabbits explore the...
Published by Gawker
Forget Sorrow: An Ancestral Tale Naturally parallels will be drawn between Belle Yang's graphic novel account of her family's history in China and Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club,...
Dec.03.2010
Published by Barnes and Nobles Review
Top 20 books of 2010 according to Barnes & Nobles Editors.
Published by Bloomsbury Review
Already lauded for her exquisitely illustrated family stories – Baba: A Return to China Upon My Father’s Shoulders, The Odyssey of a Manchurian, as well as numerous children’s...
Aug.15.2010
Published by London Times Literary Supplement
Drawing, and specifically calligraphy, also offer the Taiwanese-born American author Belle Yang a spiritual escape, in her case from ‘Rotten Egg’, an abusive boyfriend-turned-...
Jul.12.2010
Published by Huffington Post
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." --Lao-tsu The graphic novel, Forget Sorrow, by Belle Yang masterfully depicts the story of her father's family in China...
Jul.07.2010
Published by Metro San Jose
" . . . After some 10 pages into Forget Sorrow, you realize you’re in the hands of a serious storyteller. Yang uses the graphic-novel format for its full potential—to add layers...
Jun.12.2010
Published by Comic Book Resources
Belle Yang's latest, Forget Sorrow: An Ancestral Tale, is published by W. W. Norton & Company and costs a mere twenty-three dollars and ninety-five cents. Okay, that's a tiny...
Jun.30.2010
Published by SF Chronicle
(06-30) 04:00 PDT Carmel - -- Author-painter Belle Yang is watching her 82-year-old father read her new graphic novel, "Forget Sorrow." Using a red pen and Chinese characters, Zu-...
Jun.05.2010
Published by Comic Book Bin
. . . . "Forget Sorrow isn’t just a graphic novel or graphic narrative; it’s more like a comic book epic. Belle makes practically every panel a story onto itself, complete with...
May.28.2010
Published by Barnes and Noble Reviews
Labels: * memoir May 28, 2010 Forget Sorrow By BELLE YANG Reviewed by Melissa H. Pierson The graphic memoir is a form that seems particularly well suited to conveying what is...
May.13.2010
Published by Wall Street Journal
There’s a saying in Chinese, “a gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.” (To continue reading and watch video, click link below.)
May.13.2010
Published by Monterey County Weekly
Large Medium Belle Yang’s debut graphic novel, Forget Sorrow, is a big breakthrough. By Walter Ryce Author and artist Belle Yang’s storybooks are drawn in a Chinese folk art...