Shaina Lu Auctions Noodle & Bao, Her First Mid-Level Graphic Novel
Noodles and Baois the first mid-level graphic novel from the author-illustrator Shaina Lu. An ode to Chinatowns everywhere, this book follows a girl’s plan to save her community from gentrification when a hip new cafe threatens the livelihoods of her favorite humble food cart, featuring an untitled level 1 graphic novel. intermediary to follow”.
Shaina Lu at auction Noodles and Baotaken back by Jennifer Ung at HarperCollins/Quill Tree Books for publication Fall 2024. Shaina Lu’s agent Wendi Gu in Sanford, J. Greenburger Associates brokered the deal for worldwide English rights. Lu posted on Instagram, “I started doodling Noodle and Bao when I was in Red Oak in Chinatown at @bcncinc. I remember writing on a piece of paper: I want to make a book about gentrification that our school-age children can read and understand. Momo’s story is inspired by the fearless organizers of Boston’s Chinatown, past and present. I’ll work hard to get it right. Many thanks to my agent heroic @wendilulugu and to Jen and my community for believing in this story!”
Shaina Lu (呂明穎) is a queer Taiwanese-American artist who graduated from Wellesley College and Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studied Arts in Education and has been published by Comix Press, Arledge Comics, Margine Publishing, Youthinkwell Publishing.
Quill Tree was launched by HarperCollins in January 2020, with picture books by Michael Chabon and Neil Gaimana graphic novel by jerry craftan average novel Saadia Farouqi, and YA novels from Z Brewer, Jessie Ann Foley, Anica Mrose Rissi, Neal Shusterman and Nina Varela.
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