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Friends Are Friends, Forever

Dane Liu, Lynn Scurfield (Illustrator)

Hardcover

List Price: 18.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

January/February 2022 Kids Indie Next List

“Although the story features Lunar New Year celebrations, this book will be one to enjoy year-round, with a sweet story of friendships and the value of shared experiences.”
— Tegan Tigani, Queen Anne Book Company, Seattle, WA
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Description

A picture book based on the author's own immigration story, the infinite impact of friendship, and passing on love and kindness around the world.

On a snowy Lunar New Year’s Eve in Northeastern China, it’s Dandan’s last night with Yueyue. Tomorrow, she moves to America. The two best friends have a favorite wintertime tradition: crafting paper-cut snowflakes, freezing them outside, and hanging them as ornaments.

As they say goodbye, Yueyue presses red paper and a spool of thread into Dandan’s hands so that she can carry on their tradition. But in her new home, Dandan has no one to enjoy the gift with—until a friend comes along.

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9781250778185, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 4, 2022



About the Author

Dane Liu was born in China and spent her teenage years in the U.S. and Canada. In 2018, We Need Diverse Books awarded her a year-long mentorship. Friends Are Friends, Forever is her first picture book, and she lives in Portland, Oregon.



Lynn Scurfield is a mixed media illustrator based just outside of Toronto, Canada, who has worked on a variety of projects in newspapers, magazines, comics, and children's publishing.