My Kirkus Q&A with Minh Lê and Dan Santat

h1 June 21st, 2018 by jules


While some of the cultural details are slightly different from mine, the story as a whole is very much still true to my experience. I think that’s because, at its heart, it’s a story based on the very real relationships with our grandparents. So there’s a personal emotional truth poured into each page that hopefully comes through for the reader.”

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Over at Kirkus today, I talk with author Minh Lê, quoted above and pictured left, and Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat, pictured right, about their new picture book, Drawn Together.

That is here.

Next week, I’ll follow up here at 7-Imp with some art from the book, as well as some preliminary images.

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Photo of Minh Lê taken by Lauren Ackil.

One comment to “My Kirkus Q&A with Minh Lê and Dan Santat”

  1. This is SUCH an amazing sounding book; its metaphoric similarities to my life as well as the delightful illustrations give me grabby hands. Though in my house we grew up speaking English together, those of us emotionally distant from our parents also understand what it is to speak an entirely different language…I just love the IDEA of this book as a necessary accompaniment to childhood. I could have used something like this.

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