Eyes that Speak to the Stars

Written by Joanna Ho, Illustrated by Dung Ho

This beautifully illustrated book deserves a space on the shelf next to its companion book, Eyes that Kiss in the Corners. It is the story of a young boy hurt by a friend’s drawing that depicts his eyes with two lines stretched across his face. Baba (father) positively explains, “Your eyes rise to the skies and speak to the stars…just like mine.” The story unfolds as the boy proudly realizes that he is also like his Agong (grandpa) and Di-di (his younger brother). This empowering book teaches children to be proud of their heritage and who they can become.

Reviewed by Kristen Hunt, Media Clerk, Whittier Elementary School Library
Review shared in April 2022
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades K-3

Eyes that Speak to the Stars
Written by Joanna Ho, Illustrated by Dung Ho
Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
40 pages
Release Date: February 15, 2022
ISBN: 9780063057753
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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