My most recently published book, written by New York Times bestselling author Livia Blackburne, is I DREAM OF POPO. This delicate, emotionally rich picture book celebrates a special connection that crosses time zones and oceans as Popo and her granddaughter hold each other in their hearts forever.

I dream with Popo as she rocks me in her arms.
I wave at Popo before I board my flight.
I talk to Popo from across the sea.
I tell Popo about my adventures.

When a young girl and her family emigrate from Taiwan to America, she leaves behind her beloved popo, her grandmother. She misses her popo every day, but even if their visits are fleeting, their love is ever true and strong.

"...Faithful representations of Chinese-language signage, street scenes, and cityscapes evoke nostalgia for those familiar with Taiwan and its vibrant food culture. Whimsical depictions of Chinese New Year at home and Popo’s kitchen are authentic, down to the accurate details on a calendar, dumpling making from scratch, and the iconic rice cooker. Readers will connect with this visual story on various levels or learn something new; possibly both.
#Ownvoices tributes to childhood memories of home: It is as much an emotional space as a physical place."

- Kirkus Starred Review

"...Digital illustrations evoking vintage advertisements have an effectively nostalgic quality, enhanced by abstract-colored skies, a subtle rice paper–like texture, and a subdued mid-century modern palette, while contemporary touches, including spreads of the girl and Popo video chatting, ground the story in the present day. A richly nuanced narrative that illuminates the interstices of one family’s diasporic experience."
- Publishers Weekly Starred Review

I hope this anchors every first-generation immigrant in a sense of belonging: no matter how suspended they may feel between two worlds, there is someone on either side that loves them.
- TaiwaneseAmerican
“she did a good job drawing the pictures“
- daughter of Livia Blackburne
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