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Karina Zhou

Karina Zhou is a Chinese Canadian writer and artist who is currently studying animation at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

Fiction (Juvenile, Picture book)

Kai’s Tea Eggs

Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2023.

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

Multicultural Day is coming up at school, and Kai is nervous about sharing her family’s Chinese food with her classmates. Kai’s mother is excited about making some special dishes, but Kai doesn’t like feeling different from everyone else.

Upset, she runs off on her own and meets Ming the dragon, who takes her on a magical journey to explore different parts of Chinese culture – especially all the delicious food! With Ming’s help, Kai learns about her family roots and how to celebrate all that makes her unique.

Kai’s Tea Eggs is a charming story for anyone who, like Kai, has felt the frustration of trying to fit in before finally learning to appreciate who they are.


Publisher Arsenal Pulp Press