I Dream of Popo



After having my daughter, I fell in love with picture books. It was only a matter of time before I wrote one. I DREAM OF POPO is based on my own experiences emigrating from Taiwan. And one incredibly special thing about this book is that the author, the illustrator, and the editor are all Taiwanese American.


From New York Times bestselling author Livia Blackburne and illustrator Julia Kuo, here 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.

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Kirkus Star


“#Ownvoices tributes to childhood memories of home: It is as much an emotional space as a physical place.” —Kirkus, starred review



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