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Belle Yang's Reviews

Reviews of Belle’s Work

Published by Monterey County Herald
FORGET SORROW: Carmel artist/writer Belle Yang finds ideal idiom in her first-ever graphic novel that has wowed critics By FRED HERNANDEZ Herald Correspondent Posted: 05/07/2010...
Published by SFGate
At the World Expo in Shanghai, Jeff Yang reads author Belle Yang's new graphic novel, "Forget Sorrow," and considers China's desire to edit its past as it writes its future...
Published by Miami Herald
Ebert and Siskel used to talk about the power of movies to take you to worlds and reveal lives of which you'd be otherwise unaware. Ditto with the graphic-novel format, as...
Published by Daily News/San Jose Mercury News
A memory for beauty http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_15121361?IADID=Search-www.mercurynews.com-... When Belle Yang was born in Taiwan in 1960, her parents named her Xuan, which has...
Published by SF Chronicle SFGate
As Art Spiegelman and Marjane Satrapi demonstrated with "Maus" and "Persepolis," the graphic memoir can be a remarkably potent medium for telling personal stories set against...
Published by Elle Magazine Trust Us: This month's quick picks
Elle May 2010 The graphic memoir Forget Sorrow (Norton), by artist and children’s book author Belle Yang re-creates Yang’s extended family’s dramatic ancestral history through the...
Published by Kirkus Review
East meets West in this occasionally playful yet profoundly moving graphic memoir. Though she has drawn from her life in her popular children's books (Foo, the Flying Frog of...
Published by Booklist
Advanced Review – Uncorrected Proof Issue: May 15, 2010 Forget Sorrow: An Ancestral Tale. Yang, Belle (Author) May 2010. 256 p. Norton, hardcover, $23.95. (9780393068344). 813....
Published by Giant Robot
Forget Sorrow: An Ancestral Tale This epic graphic novel by painter and storyteller Belle Yang has a rough, brushed look that lends her autobiographical tale both a personal touch...
Published by Publisher's Weekly
Forget Sorrow: An Ancestral Tale Belle Yang. Norton, $23.95 (256p) ISBN 978-0-393-06834-4 With a lilting voice and a strongly etched fairy tale hand, writer/artist Yang weaves a...
Baba: A Return to China Upon My Father's Shoulders
Published by Kirkus Reviews
The tension between ancient rituals and modern reality elevates these tales from the merely beautiful into an astonishing personal vision, and a unique portrait emerges of a...
The Odyssey of a Manchurian
Published by Library Journal
Yang recounts the trek her father made down the length of China to escape civil war and hunger as Mao Zedong Communist battled Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist for supremacy.  Baba,...
Hannah Is My Name
Published by New York Times
Told with great style and touching detail