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Messy roots : a graphic memoir of a Wuhanese American

Gao, Laura (author,, artist.). Xu, Weiwei (Illustrator), (artist.).

Summary: Seamlessly toggling between past and present, this funny graphic memoir follows a queer Chinese American's immigration to Texas where she just wants to make the basketball team, escape Chinese school, and figure out why she is attracted to girls.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063067776
  • ISBN: 0063067773
  • ISBN: 9780063067769
  • ISBN: 0063067765
  • Physical Description: print
    regular print
    269 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, Harper Alley, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Chiefly illustrations.
Subject: Gao, Laura Juvenile literature
Gao, Laura Comic books, strips, etc
Gao, Laura Cartoons and comics
Chinese Americans Texas Biography Juvenile literature
Chinese Americans Texas Comic books, strips, etc
Immigrants Texas Biography Juvenile literature
Immigrants Texas Biography Comic books, strips, etc
Sexual minority students Texas Biography Juvenile literature
Sexual minority students Texas Biography Comic books, strips, etc
Chinese Americans Texas Biography Cartoons and comics
Immigrants Texas Cartoons and comics
Sexual minority students Texas Cartoons and comics
Graphic novels
Américains d'origine chinoise Texas Biographies Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Américains d'origine chinoise Texas Bandes dessinées
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Biography
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Emigration & Immigration
Chinese Americans
Sexual minority students
Queer women
Queer Asian-Americans
LGBTQ+ Asian-Americans
LGBTQ+ immigrants
Wuhan (China) Juvenile literature
Wuhan (China) Comic books, strips, etc
Wuhan (China) Cartoons and comics
China Wuhan
Genre: Graphic novels -- Young adult fiction.
Autobiographical comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Juvenile works.
Nonfiction comics.
Queer comics.
LGBTQ+ autobiographies.
Queer autobiographies.
LGBTQ+ graphic novels.
LGBTQ+ comics.
Autobiographical comics.
Nonfiction comics.
Graphic novels.
Queer comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Bandes dessinées autobiographiques.
Bandes dessinées autres que de fiction.
Bandes dessinées.

Available copies

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.

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Homer Public Library YAGN GAO (Text) 000165618 Teen Corner -- Graphic Novel Available -

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