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We're so excited to welcome picture book author and illustrator Cherry Mo to Cellar Door Bookstore for a special storytime on Friday, June 21st at 11:00am! Cherry will read her own book Home in a Lunchbox (out on June 11th) to all of us, and we'll talk with her about writing and illustrating picture books!

About Home in a Lunchbox: When Jun moves from Hong Kong to America, the only words she knows are hello, thank youI don’t know, and toilet. Her new school feels foreign and terrifying. But when she opens her lunchbox to find her favorite meals—like bao, dumplings, and bok choy—she realizes home isn’t so far away after all. Through lush art and spare dialogue, Cherry Mo’s breathtakingly beautiful debut picture book reminds readers that friendship and belonging can be found in every bite.

Cherry Mo grew up in Hong Kong and moved to the United States at the age of ten. Home in a Lunchbox is her debut picture book and was inspired by her first days of school in America. Cherry writes and illustrates stories that she hopes bring young readers a sense of comfort and belonging. Practicing self-awareness is also a big part of her life and translates into her work. Besides writing and illustrating, she loves to play Chinese "Connect Five", send postcards, and find joy in simple things, like a plain tortilla or steamed bun!

Preorder her book below and she'll sign your copy for you at the storytime!

Event date: 
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 11:00am
Event address: 
473 E. Alessandro Blvd.
Suite B
Riverside, CA 92508
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Home in a Lunchbox By Cherry Mo, Cherry Mo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cherry Mo, Cherry Mo (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593661345
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Workshop - June 11th, 2024